I'm still in the process of finding ways to make these stators. Recently, I had a stator model 3D printed by Shapeways and it looks quite like the model I uploaded except for some printing errors. I had it made in their firmest plastic, however, it's a bit too "mushy" to be used for a stator. Then there are options of bronze or silver or stainless steel but it'll probably be at least about 280 Euros for 4 stators which I find to be too much.
So now I've made a wire stretcher so that I can stretch copper wire so that it becomes completely straight - and it works.
What I'd like to do next is this:http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/headphone-systems/132573-has-anybody-made-els-headphone-8.html#post1827710
.. but instead of the PCB like fixtures on both sides of the copper rods I'd like to "mold" or cast the rods in a solder fixture. That is:
- I make sure the wires are fixed so that they cannot move by encapsulating all but the wire ends into a gypsum mold. The wire ends are to be "cast" into the solder.
- then I e.g. either pour in heated solder or put a large amount of solder on top of the copper and then heat until it melts into the copper rods. I hope it is sort of clear how I hope to make this work ...
However, I have no experience with melting larger amounts of solder so wonder if there is a technique or maybe a solder/tin substance that is particularly suited for this?
Thanks for reading & maybe replying