HP-2116A chassis (or repairing cast aluminum)

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Apr 17 12:32:28 CDT 2005


> 
> On Apr 16 2005, 21:32, Bob Shannon wrote:
> > I think the actual frame here is magnesium alloy, not aluminum.
> >
> > Any attempt to weld this might be spectacularly bad idea.
> 
> Why?  Welding magnesium alloy is done in exactly the same ways as

Presumably because of the erroneous idea that magnesium is highly 
flammable, and other (common) metals aren't. 

The wire filling in the old-type flashbulbs was rarely magnesium, 
actually. More common were aluminium/magnesium alloys, or even just 
aluminium...

-tony




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