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  • swarmshepherd swarmshepherd Apr 16, 2014 5:07 PM Flag

    So what would be an "Ideal Product" for the new alloy?

    Hi All,

    New here. Still doing my DD even while I have begun to dabble.

    Could somebody help me with the following 'gedankengang' (thought walk):

    Okay, usually, as an engineer, we are trying to determine the ideal material and process for a potential
    product. (And usually we want it to fit with existing process equipment, materials... so if we are going to change /try something new we have to be pretty excited about something like total program cost saving while using a superior material.)

    As I am trying to evaluate the various possible niches (beyond $7,000 watches :) ) for the new
    alloy and its "default" process - I guess injection molding. The size of the products are therefore
    limited by the capacity of the mold for the Engel machine just now.

    given: (from Engel):

    Our current machines are designed for 100 gram shot charges per cycle. Since LM001B has a density of 6.0 g/cm3, the current maximum alloy volume is 16.7cm3.

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