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Uncuttable Metal
« on: August 08, 2020, 08:31:42 pm »
Just seen this on Visor Down, I haven't read past the title yet but my first question would be, if it's uncuttable how do you make stuff from it  ;D

https://www.visordown.com/news/industry/worlds-first-uncuttable-metal-could-spell-trouble-bike-thieves

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Re: Uncuttable Metal
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 09:57:45 pm »
Forging, folding, welding, guillotining, rivetting, gluing etc. etc.  8)

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Re: Uncuttable Metal
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 10:03:31 pm »
Forging, folding, welding, guillotining, rivetting, gluing etc. etc.  8)
Trust you to spoil the fun, but a some point in the manufacturing process it gonna have to be cut  ???

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Re: Uncuttable Metal
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 09:22:42 am »
If you see how it works, then a plasma cutter would eat it for breakfast ans even a decent gas torch should get through it. But you're right, getting a machined finish would be interesting... 8)

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Re: Uncuttable Metal
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 10:15:36 am »
It will be interesting to see what develops from it.

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Re: Uncuttable Metal
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2020, 10:45:43 am »
Padlocks, chains and other security devices

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Re: Uncuttable Metal
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2020, 10:56:08 am »
Someone will buy the patent and we'll never see it again; remember self-sealing tyres in the early '70's? Patent bought out by Dunlop who were just introducing the Denovo run-flat wheel and tyre combo...