Metal in the News
When aluminum is extruded through a die it's supposed to come out straight. Die designers put a lot of effort into achieving that result because bent or twisted extrusion is of no use in many applications. There are occasions when curved or radiused aluminum extrusion...
Remember Jaws? The rows of jagged teeth in the shark's mouth kept even the most enthusiastic swimmers out of the ocean for years. Well, burrs on sheet metal are like miniature shark's teeth, ready to slice and dice soft flesh. That's why people in our shop wear...
Maybe you've already thought about how weight affects motion, but what about static structures or fabrications? Weight can be important there too. Some point to consider are: Will the fabrication need transporting? Almost certainly yes, unless you're assembling it...