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    What are they?

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    Boron, is actually a cheap, graphite. Not as good as carbon fibre, They do this to bring the costs down and sound fancy, but in reality, its a load of bullsh1te.
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcherFish View Post
    I have two Boron rods in the shop and they aren't Winston
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Boron, is actually a cheap, graphite. Not as good as carbon fibre, They do this to bring the costs down and sound fancy, but in reality, its a load of bullsh1te.
    So Winston has diversified from tobacco to boron as a raw material?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilRowe View Post
    So Winston has diversified from tobacco to boron as a raw material?
    hahaha....such a tjop
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcherFish View Post
    I have two Boron rods in the shop and they aren't Winston
    1 of them will most likely be the Don Phillips solid Boron rod with metal ferrules. The other is an open guess.
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    Ha ha ha Neil... you full of it today...... Like your humour....
    Quote Originally Posted by NeilRowe View Post
    So Winston has diversified from tobacco to boron as a raw material?
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Boron, is actually a cheap, graphite. Not as good as carbon fibre, They do this to bring the costs down and sound fancy, but in reality, its a load of bullsh1te.
    Luckily I have not eaten something before I read this ...

    Boron fibers are five times as strong and twice as stiff as steel. They are made by a chemical vapor deposition process in which boron vapors are deposited onto a fine tungsten or carbon filament. Boron provides strength, stiffness and light weight, and possesses excellent compressive properties and buckling resistance. Uses for boron composites range from sporting goods, such as fishing rods, golf club shafts, skis and bicycle frames, to aerospace applications as varied as aircraft empennage skins, truss members and prefabricated aircraft repair patches.

    Boron fibers (boron filaments) are high-strength, lightweight materials that are used chiefly for advanced aerospace structures as a component of composite materials, as well as limited production consumer and sporting goods such as golf clubs and fishing rods. The fibers can be produced by chemical vapor deposition of boron on a tungsten filament.

    Boron fibers and sub-millimeter sized crystalline boron springs are produced by laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition. Translation of the focused laser beam allows to produce even complex helical structures. Such structures show good mechanical properties (elastic modulus 450 GPa, fracture strain 3.7%, fracture stress 17 GPa) and can be applied as reinforcement of ceramics or in micromechanical systems.

    http://composite.about.com/library/weekly/aa980323.htm

    Andrť, have you compared results with Young's Modulus between the 2 materials? What are your findings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilRowe View Post
    What are they?
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    Andre
    Sometimes you exceed even yourself in the BS stakes. It is unusual, but it happens

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Boron, is actually a cheap, graphite. Not as good as carbon fibre, They do this to bring the costs down and sound fancy, but in reality, its a load of bullsh1te.
    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcherFish View Post
    Andre
    Sometimes you exceed even yourself in the BS stakes. It is unusual, but it happens
    That's quite funny

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