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Best material to create a soldering tip?

Discussion in 'Project Construction Technologies' started by tellblom, Jul 12, 2021.

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  1. tellblom

    tellblom

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    I need to create a soldering tip for my Hakko soldering station for a special project.
    I am thinking of aluminium, bronze or brass.

    The temperature would be around 150C (302F) so not so high.

    I thinking aluminium since it has the best heat conductivity but are there any drawbacks with aluminium as a soldering tip?

    The tool should warm up another metal (different metal objects) part to be able to remove it.
     
  2. Bluejets

    Bluejets

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    Aluminium won't work.
    Old style was copper.
    These days the tips are some form of modified coating steel but copper will get you there.
    Why not just buy the correct tips?
     
    davenn likes this.
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