Re: Looking for Al joining ideas (fwd)

From: 	Edward V. Phillips[SMTP:ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu]
Sent: 	Thursday, December 11, 1997 1:45 PM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re: Looking for Al joining ideas (fwd)

"You might try the conductive adhesive-backed copper tape
manufactured by 3-M Company.  We use this material in R.F.
shielding applications.  This tape conducts right through the
adhesive and forms very easily.  It comes in standard length
rolls in 1 inch and 2 inch widths.  Its thickness is 0.003" including
the thickness of the adhesive.  If you were to place a strip on
each side of a AL foil end, then you would have a tab that is
0.006" thick, with each copper strip attaching to both sides
of a given foil section.  This material cuts with a sharp pair
of scissors very easily."

	It's great stuff, and use it a lot here.  You should
have mentioned that, in addition to cutting with a sharp pair
of scissors, the edges can also cut fingers to the bone without
much effort on the part of the unfortunate user!!!!  Anyone know
how much this stuff costs?????