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[*] posted on 13-7-2018 at 05:06
Making magnesium powder or bits for sodium hydroxide reduction


How can you break up magnesium ribbon into fine particles for use in making sodium-magnesium aggregate? Cutting it up is effort and takes ages so any suggestions are appreciated.



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[*] posted on 13-7-2018 at 18:50


You turn a rock tumbler into a mill.



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[*] posted on 14-7-2018 at 00:19


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[*] posted on 14-7-2018 at 01:13


Turnings would be the traditional route. Do you have access to a lathe or drill press?

How brittle is your Mg? My ingots crumble quite easily and I intend to give them a bit of a bash with a hammer.
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[*] posted on 14-7-2018 at 05:03


Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  
Turnings would be the traditional route. Do you have access to a lathe or drill press?

How brittle is your Mg? My ingots crumble quite easily and I intend to give them a bit of a bash with a hammer.


mhh he said magnesium ribbon, using a lathe or drill press would be ok with an ingot as you said, but with ribbon how would you do that?

maybe using first a blender to make fine-ish particles and then a ball mill to make them into powder.

trying to melt the ribbon into an ingot i suppose would end up in a metal fire





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[*] posted on 14-7-2018 at 05:27


Is it safe to run magnesium ribbon through a blender? I imagine you'd cut or drill the roll into pieces first. I've run aluminum through a coffee grinder, but magnesium seems more prone to sparking, and most people can't flush their blenders with argon.




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