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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by lavrgs, Aug 28, 2013.

    1. lavrgs

      lavrgs New Member

      Feb 2012
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      I want to make a crimp to attach wires together. I have tried brass (annealed) and wanted to get a suggestion for an aluminum that is formable and machineable. I'm considering 5052 is there a better option?

      It's also possible that this item this could be produced at higher volumes where the part is made with a different process e.g.casting or? and that may require a different alloy. I would be interested to hear about an appropriate alloy for that.

      Bottom line is that aluminum alloy crimps are avaialable (not in a shape I can use) does anyone know what alloy is used?

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