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Transparent Aluminum

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ryan B., Apr 29, 2003.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well it might not be aluminum, but its aluminum oxide.
    The stuff they coat laminate floors with.
    This stuff is supposed to be 3 times stronger than hardened steel of the same thickness! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    How bout a clear diff cover made out of this!?! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
    I have to write a paper for engineering class about this stuff. Pretty cool.

    http://www.rense.com/general20/transparentalum.htm
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    That's pretty cool stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Here's another AWESOME engineering marvel: AEROGEL (be sure to click on the "pictures" for some of the cool facts) /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
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    WOW! Where can I get a block of Aerogel? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    hahahaha! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Ah, fumes....you are too funny!! LOL /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> Well duh, Scotty gave the whale tank guy the molecular formula for transparent aluminum years ago. Get with the program, man. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif </font>
     
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    You know, that's all I was thinking when I clicked the post /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    John
     
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    You know, that's all I was thinking when I clicked the post

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    You too, eh? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  10. Stickseler

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    You know, that's all I was thinking when I clicked the post

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    You too, eh? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    You three huh /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    same thing here /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Me too, thats why I went with the ape.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    When they say 3 times stronger (or it says "tougher" on the site) do they mean its hardness rating is three times that of the hardened steel, or are they talking about its tensile strength?
     
  14. Ryan B.

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    I honestly have no friggin idea. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I just had to bs some 3 page essay about this stuff.


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    Get a couple of cylinder heads made of that aluminum! You could watch the cylinders fire and set your timing at the same time
     
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    Whooaaa, how cool would that be!!!!!


    I can see half of us inviting our buddies over to watch our engines...
     

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