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    Question Gluons !

    Hi all, I got a sticky problem.

    What kind of thermally conductive glue can I use to keep 445nm diodes firm in a 5.65mm hole in a brass block collimator mount ?

    They will have Adam's laserbugs hanging off their rear ends so maybe a combined
    diode/bug gungeing system (with a solvent drenched nappy for clean removal)

    I have every intention of running them up to max power but I want to make sure they stay kool.

    I also want to be able to remove them later if possible so I can change to RED if the mitsus ever get here.


    Thanks

    Cheers

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    Arctic Silver Thermal Expoy
    Expensive, but great stuff...

    When it's set, you ain't gettin the diode out in one piece...
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    Indium? Just turn off the TEC (or change polarity) and lase away for a minute to get the diode out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dar303 View Post
    Indium? Just turn off the TEC (or change polarity) and lase away for a minute to get the diode out!
    Indium Wire, Strip, Foil, & Ribbon = this sounds like the right direction

    Care to elaborate for mentally over-challenged like me

    What kind of insertion/extraction temp are we talking about

    I am a fairly passionate kind of freak but these little fellas are delicate, and they are already gonna have bugs up their nether ends when the time comes, just to avoid prenatal heart attacks

    Do I pre-tin the brass, any special flux, tips etc. ?
    or is this a suck-it and see type thing? cmon fella thro a dog a bone
    I am just about to spend money on this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielbriggs View Post
    Arctic Silver Thermal Expoy
    Expensive, but great stuff...

    When it's set, you ain't gettin the diode out in one piece...
    JesusH ! .......coitus non-interuptus

    Slightly Chinese and a bit of a last resort, but duly noted Thanks

    Cheers

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    Suck it and see!
    No, the melting point is just 156C (313F) so it is easy to solder.
    I have never tried it on brass (just copper) and with a hotplate but it was very easy , I just cleaned the oxide off the copper and the pieces stuck together when heated to 200C.
    You might want to heat the whole diode mounting block, I dont know how it reacts to soldering with a tip. Anybody else tried it?
    I bought a small piece for 5USD or so on Ebay.

    Quote Originally Posted by catalanjo View Post
    Indium Wire, Strip, Foil, & Ribbon = this sounds like the right direction

    Care to elaborate for mentally over-challenged like me

    What kind of insertion/extraction temp are we talking about

    I am a fairly passionate kind of freak but these little fellas are delicate, and they are already gonna have bugs up their nether ends when the time comes, just to avoid prenatal heart attacks

    Do I pre-tin the brass, any special flux, tips etc. ?
    or is this a suck-it and see type thing? cmon fella thro a dog a bone
    I am just about to spend money on this!

    Cheers

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    Thanks for the info

    Don;t you think 200C is a little warm for the 455's

    I was hoping u had used the paste but I like the price

    Cheers
    Last edited by catalanjo; 08-24-2010 at 22:09. Reason: typo

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    I assume they are the block I designed?

    Why don't you open the hole in the retainer up to 5.1mm so the laserbug will fit inside the hole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    I assume they are the block I designed?

    Why don't you open the hole in the retainer up to 5.1mm so the laserbug will fit inside the hole?
    No Dave this is edison's great looking prototype quad setup (no retainer) just a 5.65mm hole for the time being.

    Your ones haven't quite got here yet and I hope they arrive with the diode retainer, so no need for indium or glue on them. Yes I will drill them for bugs.

    Hey Johan if you see this PM me. Pain-pal have cocked up again with an "echeque"!

    (All OK just received your PM)


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    Last edited by catalanjo; 08-28-2010 at 17:02. Reason: received PM and missed out an "is"

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