I've got a few projects that could usefully start from aluminium castings. I
also currently have 120 ex-server hard disks.
When stripped of all the steel, copper, magnets and electronics the hard disks
yield 12oz-1lb of powder coated or cobalt sputtered aluminium. Probably in
three different alloys (case, platters and HP/Compaq mounting brackets)
The question is, does the team think that these will be a good source of
casting stock once they've been melted down, de-drossed and cast into ingots?
If they are a good source of stock I can get more disks, since it's in my
employer's interests to use me to dispose of all the server hard disks so that
we don't have to waste man-hours wiping them or destroying them when we scrap
Of course, anyone in their right mind would realize that it would be far more
efficient to buy a scrap auto engine or a pallet of ingots. But these disks
I am starting to run out of places to stick high-powered fridge magnets
Any thoughts or experience out there?
- posted 12 years ago