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Anyone tried to extrude solder?


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Posted · Anyone tried to extrude solder?

I was thinking.... since some sorts of metal melts below 260 degrees it should be possible to extrude it?

Sodium melts at 97 degrees

Tin melts at 232 degrees.

Sort of like a new way of making tin-soldiers :-)

Solder is already sold in wires, so what about this one:

http://www.newark.com/frys/12290h324/so ... =12290H324

mealting point 250 degrees, 3.25 mm (might be to thick, I don't know, but there are smaller)

Another idea, if solder or some other conductive material stick to pla (I have no idea if it does), it could be possible to have a dual extruder that prints electrical circuits within a pla model... for example custom circuit boards with lots of lots of layers...

Possible?

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