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Nuclear Fusion - Attempt 2 - The Cost

I have done a couple of nuclear fusion projects in the past but never really documented how much I spent. I do know however that I did spend a great deal on the last attempt. This page is basically a tally of everything I have bought, it does not include my labour. Take a good look at the project too, you may find it interesting.

 

Since I live in Canada, all prices are in CAD.

Item Cost Condition Description Use
Turbomolecular Pump
$250
Used - Like New
Leybold TWS250 Turbomolecular Pump with Profibus drive, all in perfect working condition
To draw an ultra high vacuum for the fusor chamber.
Castors
$3.50 / $15
New
80lb Swivel Castors
For the bottom of the fusor frame, this allows it to be portable.
Various Steel
$100
New
3/4" box section + sheet steel
The fusor frame.
24V DC Supply
$40
New
24V DC Power Supply, 250W
Supply for turbo pump.
Paint
$12
New
Black Enamel Paint
Paint for fusor frame.
Milling Cutters
$100
New
Carbide 8mm cutter x 2, carbide 5mm
Milling fusor vessel + clamps
Waterjet Stainless
$150
New
Waterjet cut stainless parts
For end caps, flange, protector plate.
Rough Pump
Used
EM2C Edwards Roughing Vacuum Pump
Roughing pump
Wood, screws, drill
$56
New
Materials for making the Cabinet + Paint
Protection
Buttons
$38
New
Buttons with LED indicators
Front Panel

 

 

 

 

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