Check out this incredible 5 axis CNC aluminum machining of a motorcycle helmet, all was done on a single set up, it’s just amazing.
The material used is an A7N01-T6 aluminum alloy.
The job was done by Daishin Company.
(via Form Loves Function)
Aluminum anodizing is basically an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on metal surfaces, which increase the corrosion resistance on the material. The anodic film that is formed around the metal, thou more brittle, is much stronger and adherent than most types of paint, it is also less likely to crack, but more susceptible to crack from thermal stress.
Some aluminum foundries offer aluminum finishing services, on which they include aluminum anodizing, this might be a huge advantage for your time requirements, be sure to check your requirements and your aluminum casting provider services.
Ever wonder how an aluminum can is made? We have! ever since we can remember the coca-cola aluminum cans, which is a lot.
Well, aluminum cans are made with a lot of highly industrialized procedures as we see on this video; everything passes on so quickly and with deep quality care.
Evidently the aluminum alloy and procedures that we see on an aluminum foundry are very different, no wonder aluminum is a great versatile material.
Pretty useful to visualize the state of the art in the aluminium production, Index Mundi provides us this chart with the data of the industry of aluminium per country.
You can visualize directly the information in the Aluminum Production Index Mundi Webpage.
Oxford scientists say they’ve created transparent aluminum, but is it similar to what we saw in Star Trek IV? Well, not really. Using a powerful FLASH laser that produces brief pulses of “soft x-ray light,” they knocked out an electron from every aluminum atom in a lab sample. Because this process didn’t disrupt the metallic lattice structure of the metal, it magically turned the aluminum into a substance transparent to ultraviolet light…..
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