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      02-18-2011, 12:58 AM   #54
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Lots of excitement for a good and needed product. Grats!

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Originally Posted by paintpro21 View Post
The plates will be either Aluminum or thinner walled stainless steel. Both forms would be fulled anodized. We haven't made a final call on this yet. We're not looking for feedback on which material to use, as customers instantly assume the aluminum setup would be lighter, but it has to be thicker, and there are heat issues to deal with. We'll be making the martial decision based on what is best for this application as we continue to finalize the part.
Stainless steel can not be anodized by the way... An advantage of it is that it needs no coating. I'm not sure what temperature the plates will reach but do note that aluminum suffers quite a bit in it strength and stiffness as temperatures go up. Stainless will be pricier but is probably the best choice.