AND, on top of it all, it's *flammable*! :)
If Alum, that would weigh about 143#, x $2.50 = $350.
I figgered Mg would be 2-3x the price of Alum. $5K seems like a lot.
I think Hadco, Yarde does Mg -- I or you could check with them Mon.
What is a chunk of Mg like that used for?
It's on a need to know basis, and we don't need to know.
But seriously, lots of aerospace parts are tested for durability
through vibration testing, to simulate flight and/or launch conditions.
They use magnesium because of it's low mass, so it doesn't dampen the
vibrations as much as steel or aluminum would.
Yeah, we used to play with the fine mag chips out back in the parking
lot during break. But after a few good sized light flashes & BOOMS,
setting off all the car alarms, the neighbors started calling the cops.
"Why no officer, we don't know anything about this, we just came out
the back to see what all the commotion was ourselves. Anyway, we
discontinued those sorts of shenanigans.
Fine aluminum chips/dust mixed & shaken with hydrochloric acid in a
water bottle tends to make a good sized BOOM as well. Kinda sprays the
hydrochloric acid around, so that's not really such a hot idea either.
Those damn ADULT kids... the over 50 bunch are some of the worst
Yeah, but nickel 200 is SUPPOSED to be expensive. This is just a dumb
piece of mag.
Oh, BTW I see you DID rat me out to "THE GIRL". LOL Thanks, I'll
have serious back up now, for getting the next week or two off. Since
I've started the process to seeing an Ophthalmologist. The floater
went away from my central field of vision, but it's still cruising
around the periphery. But the big deal is that a few days after the
floater posts I started seeing lights around the edge of my vision.
I'm not inclined to look up the density of magnesium to figure out price
per pound at this moment but the material we make molds from for die cast
magnesium is Uddeholm Dievar. It costs anywhere from $12 to $20 per pound.
A 100 pound piece of steel isn't very big...
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