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sample request for materials lab in college

Postby aero_student » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:50 am

I was wondering if it was possible to obtain some samples of the various steels spyderco uses for one of my materials engineering classes.

I was hoping to be able to purchase some punched out/cut out spyderholes for viewing in our metallographic microscopes.

My professors are very interested in what some of the cpm steels and especially zdp189 look like given their unusual chemical makeup.

I'm not quite sure who I should be asking, so I figured I throw it up here and see if I got any further direction

I greatly appreciate your help in this educational endeavor.

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Postby aj1985 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:00 pm

Ask Kristi they might be able to send you a few spydie holes without a problem.

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Postby Simple Man » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:29 pm

Sounds to me like the perfect excuse to buy one of each and let it count as "school expenses", especially if you have some excess grant money needing spent ;) , loans, eh, not so much. :D :D
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Postby tonydahose » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:52 pm

send either sal or kristi a PM. i remember somebody getting a bag of the spydie cutouts before, he sanded down the sharp edges and gave them out to the forum members who sent a SASE. as far as which different type of steels that you can get i am sure it will be limited to whatever is produced in Golden. if this happens post the results, i am sure the steel junkies on here would love to read about them. then write them down the reults again in laymans terms for steel dullards like myself :p .

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Postby aero_student » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:05 pm

Simple Man wrote:Sounds to me like the perfect excuse to buy one of each and let it count as "school expenses", especially if you have some excess grant money needing spent ;) , loans, eh, not so much. :D :D
Too bad it involves taking a "sample" and encasing it in plastic and polishing it down all the way to using .1 micron paste; that would et expensive a little too quick and very wasteful of a good knife. The spyderhole is the absolute perfect sample size and you can't exactly easily melt and reuse them.

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microscopes?

Postby jmp » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:17 pm

tonydahose wrote:... if this happens post the results, i am sure the steel junkies on here would love to read about them. then write them down the reults again in laymans terms...
Hmmm. Maybe samples with/without heat treatment and/or cryo; or even edge changes after sharpening / polishing / use / "impact" :) .

Can you use real knives for samples or do you have space constraints in the microscopes?

Just being evil and looking forward to your summary :>
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Postby aero_student » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:37 pm

All samples are encased in plastic and actually need to be the size of a spyderhole. The surface is at the surface of the plastic and is mirror polished and then etched.

So, no real knives unfortunately

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Postby Simple Man » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:12 pm

Ahh I see, so we're talking a form of destructive testing to an extent. Hey, you can't blame a guy for trying. ;)
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Postby butch » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:13 pm

want me to look around the shop for some steel i bet i could find some stuff for you
pre heat treat and post
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Postby aero_student » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:06 pm

Cool!

I'll take whatever I can get, pieces the size of a nickel or dime are ideal

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Postby butch » Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:30 pm

im going to be out of town for most of the week how soon you need the steel
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Postby aero_student » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:37 am

Whenever it's convenient for you, just small pieces/scraps are great.

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