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Old March 2nd, 2020, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Straybow View Post
Way cool. Dunno how I missed this thread. Interesting that merely changing the macroscopic structure radically alters the ballistic characteristics.
It's worth noting that that's true for other important properties.

For example, the Atlas V has an isometric grid, subtractive manufacturing, flat, then rolled in a rolling mill to round it...

The new vulcan uses a lighter, rectangular grid, because the computer tech allowed minimizing the grid for the needed strengths.... (changing it for Atlas, while doable, would require re-rating it... and the vulcan is a replacement for Atlas.)

Materials science is still developing newer and better understandings
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