I think you missed something? The issue with a set screw is because this 505 diode is case positive. The module has to be isolated.
Any length set screw will still make contact from host to module.
If you did see that the diode is case positive do you think a very thin layer of anodizing will work? The threads on a anodized heatsink also might be bare of anodizing and even the set screw might scrape it out.
Even if the set screw isn't isolated from the heatsink, as long as the heatsink is isolated from the rest of the host it's possible (most if not all anodization is non-conductive and should act as a means of isolating). I do agree the risk of scrapes on the anodization is concerning... but moreso it would be on the connection from the heatsink to the rest of the host than with the set screw.
Doing this will pretty much limit the host selection to anodized drop-in heatsinks, such as the C6 on survivallaser. Rich may be able to do the same with his powder coatings, and the same concern would apply with scratches. Since this is a lower powered diode thermals shouldn't be too big of an issue either.
I had your idea in mind..
As long as the anodizing is very good it just might work.
Also I think?? I have seen set screws with a plastic tip insert which would help. You don't need alot of pressure to hold in the module.
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I just read this tread and made me throw together a 505diode I have in stock to see if they are the older case Negs. And yes they are case neg .
Ok here is the number on theta of the can for the Case Neg 505nm diode SB147EQ91 . I did a quick build this morning after reading this tread This host holds 1X14500 and has an acrylic lens .
These diodes I have are Case Neg from long ago I just stashed them for a rainy day.