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Bi-Metallic Flywheels

Discussion in 'Parts: For Sale/Trade/Wanted' started by thetoymaker, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. thetoymaker

    thetoymaker Senior Member

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    Jan 16, 2003
    In the mountains (love driving to work)
    Hi Guys!

    I've been working hard and educating myself and have run across an interesting material, I work with it everyday, specialty bonded metals, Bimetallics, Sheets of it in various thicknesses we CNC it for our customers.

    I want to make some flywheels or brake rotors out of it, The machine shop I have downstairs can fabricate ANYTHING, or at least it would seem so.

    Think, thin stainless steel bonded to slightly thicker aluminum and how light you could make that, or how about Ti? Of course Ti might be a little more that SS but some people have it, we do.

    This is not a bolt-job or a weld, it is explosion-bonded and therefore retains the strength of both parent materials, I'll bet bi-metallic brake rotors could be nice as well, for Aluminum is very heat conductive compared to steel, making for a quick cooling rotor, if cross-drilled and sloted (which we can do on our CNC's) it would cool even faster.

    If interested, ask more questions and get back in touch with me so I can show the boss your interest.

    It's good to be back!


    The toymaker.
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Sep 30, 2002
    Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
    How about accounting for differences in expansion rates vs heat for the two different metals you would put in a brake rotor? I don't think I would want that.
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