How To Build Anything Out Of Aluminum Extrusion And 3D Printed Brackets

The real power of 3D printing is in infinite customization of parts. This becomes especially powerful when you combine 3D printing with existing materials. I have been developing a few simple tricks to make generic fasteners and printed connectors a perfect match for aluminum extrusion, via a novel twist or two on top of techniques you may already know. Work long enough with 3D printers, and our ideas inevitably grow beyond our print volume. Depending on the nature of the project, it may be possible to divide into pieces then glue them together. But usually a larger project also places higher structural demands ill-suited to plastic. Those of us lucky enough to have nice workshops can turn to woodworking, welding, or metal machining for larger projects. Whether you have that option or not, aluminum extrusion beams provide the structure we need to go bigger and to do it quickly. And as an added bonus, 3D printing can make using aluminum extrusion easier and cheaper. Aluminum extrusion beams are no stranger to these pages. We have a general overview of them and we have seen so many projects using extrusions, like satellite trackers, Rubik’s cube solvers, and automated drone chargi...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door Offers Performance That’s Easy to Swallow

Before you roll your eyes at yet another lozenge-shaped Mercedes sedan with a six-figure price, let us explain why this one is different. Until now, AMG’s four-door work has been limited to reengineering and modifying existing Mercedes-Benz vehicles, but the division has sufficiently demonstrated its commitment to the part of the Hippocratic oath about doing no harm that Mercedes is now letting the in-house speed shop design and set up dedicated models. This AMG GT 4-Door (yes, that’s its name) is such a car. There is no regular-issue, unjuiced, non-AMG version of it. All GT 4-Doors get the full tuner treatment and have all-wheel drive, electronically adjustable dampers, and sport seats. Up to 630 horsepower is available. But here we’re driving the, um, moderate one, the GT53 with the new 429-hp turbocharged and electrically supercharged 3.0-liter inline-six and a 21-hp electric motor. It opens at $99,995 and hits 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Immediate and immoderate, the GT53 snaps necks with every touch of the accelerator. From a stop, the electric motor and supercharger fill in the brief lapse before the turbo is fully committed. Even in the 4-Door’s quietes...

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This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Labor Day weekend is right around the corner and with it comes a fresh batch of mattress deals. You could go down to your local mattress store and be subjected to pushy salespeople, marked-up (then falsely “lowered”) prices and questionably sourced products. Or, you could pop open your favorite browser and buy these mattresses from the waning comfort of your current bed of nails.  All of the major mattress-in-a-box brands have great deals going on right now— sleep on them and you could end up writhing in a recurring nightmare of regret. Right now, Purple is offering a free set of sheets plus two free pillows with every mattress purchase. Customers can choose between the Purple Grid or classic Plush pillows. The Plush pillow is particularly clever—it has a side zipper that lets you adjust the softness of the pillow via compression. Purple’s soft, stretchy, breathable bamboo-and-span...

Drywall is a great building material, but it’s relatively easy to damage. Maybe you’re missing a

Drywall is a great building material, but it’s relatively easy to damage. Maybe you’re missing a doorstop on one of your rooms and one of your energetic kids has swung a doorknob into the wall, or perhaps you’ve made a nice gash with the corner of a table while moving some furniture around. Regardless of the cause of the damage, repairing a large hole in drywall is an easy task. This video shows how small holes are handled. You might be familiar with this method. If not, you’ll be glad you checked it out. This article is short on the details of mudding the joints created by the patch and advocates using mesh tape. I advise against mesh for a couple of reasons- it’s very thick, so it requires feathering the mud farther out into the undamaged wall, and its woven texture makes it difficult to get the feathering smooth. I recommend FibaFuse, which can be difficult to find. The Big Orange Box lists it, but rarely has it in stock. It’s twice as expensive as paper tape, but well worth it for repairs. If desired, it can be used in most drywall tools. FibaFuse is a smooth, non-woven glass tape, thinner than even paper tape, so it’s easier to feather; often 3-4″ o...

Color Coated Aluminium Market Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019-2025

WiseGuyReports.com adds “Global Color Coated Aluminium Market Insights, Forecast to 2025” reports to its database. Color coated aluminum has many advantages, such as light, variety in colors, well corrosion resistance performance and good processing flexibility. Frankly, it provides a new type of raw material for many industries. It contains construction industry, exterior wall for container & movable housed, interior decoration, roofing & ceiling, furniture industry and electric industry and so on. Color coated aluminum are usually divided into color coated aluminum coil and color coated aluminum sheet This report researches the worldwide Color Coated Aluminium market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like North America, Europe, China and Japan. This study categorizes the global Color Coated Aluminium breakdown data by manufacturers, region, type and application, also analyzes the market status, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis. Request Free Sample Report @ https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sam...

Traditionally, Chilean housing has used the kitchen as a central space in their designs, from which

Traditionally, Chilean housing has used the kitchen as a central space in their designs, from which all other venues are deployed. Being a focal point within each project, it’s important to deepen its design and occupy every available square meter in favor of its effective use. Today, we review 7 kitchens designed specifically in Chilean homes; each one with particular details and distributions, and different combinations of materials, furniture, and equipment. According to their different contexts, each project has a specific relationship with the light, lighting up from above and/or visually connecting with the outside. As for its spatial configuration, we find interesting variations in the classic typologies of linear, U and L kitchens. The materials used generate different atmospheres within each of these spaces, highlighting the use of Melamine, Travertine Marble, and Lacquered MDF, among others. This house is designed to be inhabited simultaneously in different spaces, independent but related to each other, being always part of a total. The interior spaces and the views conquer the whole land, and the exterior spaces are a permanent reference. The kitchen incorporate...