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Re: Galvanizing a Spar Hinge

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My dad was a pioneer in the use of UHDPE in industrial applications (mainly paper making). I know he came up with a SS socket-welded fastener back in the 60s, a short tube, flanged, that he'd set in an offset teamed hole and cover with a plug. But this bonding business sounds promising.  

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
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On Feb 15, 2010, at 11:30 AM, "Garner, Robert" <rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com> wrote:

Interesting, and thank you.  We’ve mostly been using the thick UHMWPE panels that we fastened with bolts in counterbores for a flush wear surface.  I will explore their bonding.

 

From: bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2010 8:57 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Galvanizing a Spar Hinge

 

Hey, what about this: http://crownplastics.com/

 

Read about their process for bonding UHMWPE sheets to metal surfaces. Now I'm thinking about doing that to the gusset plates. This thing needs to NOT fail in short order.

 

On February 12, 2010 at 9:31 PM "Garner, Robert" <rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com> wrote:

> McMaster Carr has a variety of products that can be put against the faying surfaces.  For starters, check out their moly filled garolite sheets.  When we do similar work in the marine industry, we frequently use ultra high molecular weight polyethylene sheets (UHMWPE) because of their wear and anti-friction properties.  United States Plastic Corp. carries this stuff.