I want to talk about sheet metal and making sheet metal parts. Now for a variety of reasons the maker community has avoided using sheet metal in their project and that’s a mistake. I see a lot of maker designed machines that use thick plastic panels where I, as designer would have used a formed sheet metal panel.
A beginner’s guide.
Transparent Aluminum was a MCguffin gag in Star Trek IV. I don’t think that anybody could believe that you actually make it. Until now.
It’s actually a clear ceramic. A little exotic and useful for shields on optics in hostile environments, but nothing that amazing.