Nylon or plastic tubing for DIY solenoid

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Nylon or plastic tubing for DIY solenoid

Post by costay » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:28 pm

First time on the forum, so I hope I'm posting in the right area. I am making linear actuators (due to the price of these items off the shelf) and need a source of quality plastic tubing with an inner diameter of 1 cm. Also if anyone has a source for purchasing bulk enamel copper please let me know. Jaycar is quite expensive and I need to make about 16 actuators.

Look forward to hearing from you....

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Re: Nylon or plastic tubing for DIY solenoid

Post by ascii » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:04 am

Try Dotmar in Braeside (Melbourne) they do a whole range of engineering plastics, they're a bit pricey but they'll have what you need. I'd be looking at something like delrin tube, super slippery and very hard wearing. You don't like brass?

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Re: Nylon or plastic tubing for DIY solenoid

Post by ascii » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:06 am

Also not sure on your application but could the cheapie automotive door lock actuators do the job?

cheers
Simon

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Re: Nylon or plastic tubing for DIY solenoid

Post by costay » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:19 am

Ascii... Thanks for the tips, never thought of brass but that could work nicely. whereabouts do you source your brass? Thanks again... :D

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