Ceramic rods

Have a problem finding shops that sell specific materials? Ask here. Are you looking for microscope parts? Do you have anything to offer for sale? Note: this is not a section for external companies to advertise their products.
Post Reply
Message
Author
Piter_
Posts: 57
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:26 pm

Ceramic rods

#1 Post by Piter_ » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:46 am

Hi forum.
Illuminator in my fluoval 2 is badly damaged.
IMG_26102019_095046_(1000_x_750_pixel).jpg
IMG_26102019_095046_(1000_x_750_pixel).jpg (75.69 KiB) Viewed 1956 times
The ceramic rod which holds the lamp is broken. Also reflecting mirror is missing.
May be somebody knows a supplier of suitable rods?
Thanks.
Petro

billbillt
Posts: 2895
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:01 pm

Re: Ceramic rods

#2 Post by billbillt » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:46 pm

Hello,
Maybe you can start here to find something you can use...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/300mm-Long-Hig ... cUEoaZ6oeA

Regards,
BillT

PeteM
Posts: 968
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:22 am
Location: N. California

Re: Ceramic rods

#3 Post by PeteM » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:11 pm

Bill's solution would likely be best if you can find something that's a close match. Tiny diamond coated saw blade as used for tile should work to cut it to length.

Machinable ceramic rods are also available (and in various diameters). I've never used them -- and don't know their strength -- but they supposedly can be drilled and machined to match what you have:

https://www.amazon.com/Macor-MAC1-0806- ... B00I2U69Q4

Piter_
Posts: 57
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:26 pm

Re: Ceramic rods

#4 Post by Piter_ » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:22 pm

Thanks
I was searching eBay for rods. But it did not come into my mind to look for tubes.
Best.
Petro

Post Reply