[SS2S-Main] Re: Material for Nozzle fabrication

  • From: "Hayk Azatyan" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "hayk_azatyan@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: "sugarshot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <sugarshot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 02:48:40 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for your input Peter. Where do you recommend I should buy graphite from?
On Monday, May 5, 2014 6:31 PM, Peter Johansson <rockets4kids@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Note that there are *many* different varieties of steel, some of which
are *far* more machinable than others.  Although steel works well for
sugar motor nozzles, it is not suitable for APCP and steel nozzles are
not permitted at Tripoli launches.

Graphite is actually a wonderful material to learn machining on.  A
lot of people complain about the dust, but with an apron on your bed
and a fixture to hold a shop vac near the cutting tool it really is no
problem at all.


On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 7:10 PM, Hayk Azatyan
<dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Would you all happen to know where I can get my hands on some scrap circular
> steel bars for rocket nozzle fabrication?And if you have any suggestions on
> the material I should use please let me know. I have already started using
> the lathe, and currently I am machining a nozzle out of aluminum. Although I
> will not be using this particular nozzle for flight I figured I should
> practice making one out of some scrap metal that I found(in this case
> aluminium). I know that you guys make some of your nozzles out of graphite,
> but for now I am learning to machine metal nozzles just for educational
> purposes.
> Thank you guys!
> -Hayk Azatyan

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