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Custom wire rolling mill


#1

Hi there,

I’m trying to impart .007" impressions into a .020" diameter
stainless wire. I thought I could use an inexpensive rolling mill and
have custom rollers fabricated with the appropriate teeth. Anyone
know where I could get these rollers made?

Many thanks.

Robert Geshlider
R&D Engineer
Sadra Medical
1717 Dell Av
Campbell, CA 95008
408-370-4263 direct phone
408-370-1550 main phone
408-370-1595 fax
rgeshlider@sadramedical.com


#2
.... I thought I could use an inexpensive rolling mill and have
custom rollers fabricated with the appropriate teeth. Anyone know
where I could get these rollers made? 

Hello Robert,

I don’t know about the inexpensive rolling mill part but I think that
your task might well be done on a regular rolling mill like the
Durston Mini-mills which are fairly inexpensive, comparatively
speaking.

If you go to http://www.durston.com/prod-m-minimill.htm , for example,
you’ll see that the mill has those small outboard rollers. They are
are replaceable and are normally patterned by Durston to produce the
Patterns and Profiles rollers as seen at
http://www.durston.com/psp.htm

About a year ago I had a need similar to yours and was much helped by
Durston. To make a long story short they can provide you with blanks
of those outboard rollers which you can pattern as you see fit. I
believe they were entertaining the idea of marketing the blanks at
modest prices but I do not know the latest on that. Or you could get
them to make a pair to your specifications. They were exceptionally
and uncommonly helpful and generous to me and went to no small
trouble to make sure I got what I needed to do what I wanted.

If you are interested in going this route please contact me offlist
and I will provide you with the details of my contact at Durston.

Cheers,
Trevor F.


#3

Hi Robert

Anyone know where I could get these rollers made? 

Back in 2001 MSJA held a technology showcase and I kept the
program… Has come in handy a few times already. I saw custom
rollers for mills or they can roll the pattern for you… it was
assume so…

Premier Roll & Tool Inc.
10 Alice W. Agnew Drive
Attleboro Falls, MA 02763
Keith Udleson
1-508-695-2551 fax 508-695-7242

good luck!
Barb

Barbara Smith McLaughlin - Handcrafted Jewelry
PO Box 793
Stratham, NH 03885
603-772-2633
www.barbarasmithmclaughlin.com
@Barbara_Smith_McLaug


#4

I can make you rollers for your machine but I need to have one of
your old rollers so I can copy the dimensions I have made several
custom rollers and outboard dies for cavalin and durston rolling
mills being that you are going to use stainless wire you should
probably use o1 or a chrommoly for the rolls you can email me or
call me at 520 751 6324 my name is Kevin Potter