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Why are 90% of cases made out of steel?

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User Info: Pepys Monster

Pepys Monster
3 years ago#1
Why aren't aircraft grade aluminum or other more high end metals more common?
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User Info: KillerzOverHere

KillerzOverHere
3 years ago#2
Expenses for company
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User Info: Darkcloud20

Darkcloud20
3 years ago#3
What would be the advantage in the use of these way more expensive materials?
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User Info: Pepys Monster

Pepys Monster
3 years ago#4
Darkcloud20 posted...
What would be the advantage in the use of these way more expensive materials?

Lighter weight. Less shipping costs and ease of transporting rigs.
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User Info: Slayn

Slayn
3 years ago#5
Have to ask the same question. I am not an engineer, what is the problem with steel, what would we gain by going with a high grade aluminum ( I assume weight loss is the #1 advantage ), and how much extra would this cost?

I have a Fractal R4, the thing is heavy but I kind of like that, it feels sturdy. I like the price too, I think I got it for around $75 on sale. How much would aluminum cost?
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User Info: nIMr0D888

nIMr0D888
3 years ago#6
You can get aluminium if you want to pay more, iron is extremely abundant and so steel is cheap.
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User Info: NotQuiteAFreak

NotQuiteAFreak
3 years ago#7
Case of Steel.
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User Info: aak57

aak57
3 years ago#8
The cost of the better metals outweighs the shipping cost reduction.




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User Info: daemon_dan

daemon_dan
3 years ago#9
Aircraft grade aluminum is expensive, and the amount you'd need to make a sturdy case would be ridiculous. Since when has steel NOT been high quality metal?
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User Info: schadow

schadow
3 years ago#10
Imagine a case made of damascus steel (the modern kind). You know, like many high-end chef's knives. That would be freaking awesome.
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