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customcam
12-04-2006, 05:52 PM
Hi all
I need to make some end caps for a pipe. i Love the finish of billet 6061 but doesnt have to be.Aluminium would be preferred though.Whats the alternatives for me? What machine could do the job?

B Schein
12-04-2006, 09:00 PM
So called "Billet Aluminum" is nothing special all it means is that the part was made from one piece. You could machine 6061 Al on any metal working lathe or milling machine. The thing I donít get is people fell in love with the word billet form The term "Billet Wheels" which would imply the wheels are made from one piece but every one I have ever seen is actually a weldment. Its funny where we get these sayings from.

MODO Innovations
12-04-2006, 09:11 PM
So called "Billet Aluminum" is nothing special all it means is that the part was made from one piece.

The thing I donít get is people fell in love with the word billet...

I feel the same way. We don't ask for a "billet" 2x4 at the lumber yard.
Now that I type this I remember, alot of 2x4's are finger jointed together now. :lol:
Never mind.

customcam,
What size pipe are you trying to cap? Do you want it to fit on the inside, or over the outside?

customcam
12-04-2006, 11:06 PM
On the Outside
its for a 1.25 inch pipe
any ideas?

EFI
12-05-2006, 06:51 AM
On the Outside
its for a 1.25 inch pipe
any ideas?

What's the pipe material? And how are the caps going to be attached to the pipe?

customcam
12-05-2006, 03:24 PM
drilling 2 holes and fitting an allen key bolt
Pipe is steel