Why magnesium alloy????

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Metal casting
In reply to nofumble, Apr 23, 2013

You can cast quite complex shapes in Stainless steel.

I have the original Gitzo Ocean Traveller tripod. The metal parts are all SS.

The 'spider' was made by a process whereby particles of stainless steel were mixed with resin and formed into what is an amazingly fine and delicate structure.(something like that anyway!)

The resin/steel part was fired at no doubt very hot temperatures, melting the resin away and fusing the SS particles into a single structure. As tripods go, it really is a work of art.

Horridly expensive as a result though!

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