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Robin Hewitt
30-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Hi Chums

I want to make a SMT pick and place tool. This means cutting some fiddly star wheels for the tape feeders. Star wheels with a pawl on the boss and a very concentric bore.

I'm going to do them from 3mm compo sheet and hang the expense, makes it so easy.

Thought I might glue a 12" x 6" sheet to an MDF backboard and cut a bunch of them in one sitting.

Not hugely keen on double sided tape, creeps, may pick up on the tool and wind out.

With about 1.2 square inches of glue to resist a 1 to 1.5mm tool you'd think any glue would do, but I can't seem to make my mind up, never had much faith in glue, strictly a nut and bolt man.

Very open to suggestions, any experiences would be a bonus :smile:


30-09-2010, 08:21 PM
Araldite Rapid,the original twotube mix.

I've glued brass rod to wood with that stuff and you can't pull em apart unless you heat the rod or hack it off. :eek:

30-09-2010, 08:22 PM
I still use the old white wood glue with a sheet of paper sandwich Damn strong but still easy cleanup ... not so sure about your compo though ...