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- Subject: Re: crimping of aluminum
- From: "SGE Structural" <sgordin(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com>
- Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 21:03:32 -0700
Conrad and James,
Thanks for your input.
According to my client (a reputable manufacturer), they have been using this connection for years, tested it, and found its strength an equivalent of a corresponding fillet weld all around the connecting parts. Apparently, they even tested the connection for fatigue and the results were quite satisfactory. I haven't seen any documentation on the testing yet; the photos look pretty neat, but depict something very remote from the structural connections I am accustomed to and ready to approve/accept right away.
I do not really want to get any deeper into the domain of mechanical engineering. I am planning to contact the North American aluminum guru tomorrow and find out if such connection in this particular application is acceptable to the aluminum industry. If it is, I will pursue the testing docs avenue; if not - I will have to recommend some other connection.
V. Steve Gordin, SE
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