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Suppliers....
Posted by: olt (4.40.159.---)
Date: July 03, 2001 03:02PM

What is and where can you get UHMW poly ethelene rods?

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Re: Suppliers....
Posted by: Steve V. (---.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net)
Date: July 03, 2001 04:52PM

Check out McMaster-Carr, for ultra high molecular weight polyethylene rods

[www.mcmaster.com]

Steve


The Rod Rack

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Re: Suppliers....
Posted by: Doug Hall (---.pop1.net)
Date: July 04, 2001 02:47AM

OK, I've got to ask. What would you use the UHMW rods for?

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Re: Suppliers....
Posted by: Jeff (---.lnh.md.webcache.rcn.net)
Date: July 04, 2001 09:24AM

Oh Boy a new rod term - Ultra High Molecular Weight and a new material polyethylene. Doesn't sound like these will be light in the hand.

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Re: Suppliers....
Posted by: Capt Neil Faulkner (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: July 04, 2001 02:32PM

Hi,

I'm lost!!

Can't wait to hear what this all about.


Capt neil

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Re: Suppliers....
Posted by: Gordon Money (---.vc.shawcable.net)
Date: July 04, 2001 05:26PM

Olt: A lot of bearing houses will stock UHMW rod (round bar)
also look in your yellow pages under Plastics there will likely be a section for sheet and bar call them up and I am sure one will pass you on to the correct source.

I use UHMW round bar or rod 1-1/8" - 1-1/4" OD to make rollers
for rod lathes, putting a slot around the OD and fixing "O" rings as the running surface.

Regards, Gordon Money
Custom RodBuilder Supplies

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Re: Suppliers....
Posted by: olt (4.40.159.---)
Date: July 05, 2001 11:38AM

Do you sell the roller? Might be a hot item.

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Re: Suppliers....
Posted by: Gordon Money (---.vc.shawcable.net)
Date: July 05, 2001 01:09PM

Olt: I can make up rollers to suit a specific situation.

One of the main advantages of UHMW in sheet, rod or cast into any shape one wants (for a price) is it has an extremely high wear resistance and will not swell or expand under pressure.. It is used a lot
as the running surface for high speed chain applications ie. canning,
bottling and in the sawmills for running return chain on. Chains will wear out long before the UHMW in most situations.
You don't require a bearing to run UHMW on a shaft in many applications - I run the wheel on the shoulder of an allen head shoulder bolt used as the shaft.

Regards, Gordon Money
Custom RodBuilders Supplies

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