Posts Tagged ‘materials science’

How to turn your enameled aluminum juicer into a battery

Click to view detail Here’s a lovely before-and-after shot of an Amco enameled aluminum juicer after only a few cycles in the dishwasher. Though this particular juicer came with no instructions whatsoever, the product description online clearly states “dishwasher safe.” Designers apparently missed the materials science class…

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Cannondale’s Aluminum Crankset Has a Cracking Problem

Aluminum is a wonderful, awesome material. Heat treat it properly, and you can get a strength on par with structural steel. Okay, maybe only ordinary structural steel, but you still get a two thirds savings in weight. It’s why design engineers love aluminum. Plus it won’t rust. But…

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