STAINLESS STEEL & CHROME
ENDURANCE PARTS - This is the manifold of one of the quieter sporty exhaust systems that you can fit to a type 2. All four pipes lead to this flange, onto which is bolted the silencer. Copyright photograph 30 November 2016 Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce this picture except for media review or private research, or educational purposes.
Stainless steel is not only nice to look at, but it does not rust in open air conditions where water makes short work of ordinary steel. The discovery was made by accident when a metallurgist noticed that a high chromium content alloy that had been discarded had not rusted when on the scrap pile.
There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels
virtually non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, more carbon is added. With proper heat treatment, these steels are used for such products as razor blades, cutlery, and
tools, but they are difficult to drill with an ordinary high speed steel
'J' PIPES - This kit came almost complete with all the parts you need to fit and forget the ductwork for the burnt gasses that exit your air cooled lump at the rate of 1,600 litres @ 2,000 rpm. This is not taking into consideration expansion of the combusted mixture that is of course compressed and trying to escape into the atmosphere to contribute to climate change. Copyright photograph, 30 November 2016, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce this picture.
SILENCE - This is the part that absorbs most of the sound energy caused by exploding fuel in a confined space. Copyright photographs, 30 November 2016, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce this picture.
HEADERS - On any other engine these would be called headers, but because each cast iron cylinder has a single pipe coming from a different angle and direction to the other three pipes, there is no conventional cast iron exhaust manifold. Copyright photograph 30 November 2016, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce this picture.
In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French inoxydable (inoxidizable), is a steel alloy with a minimum of
10.5% chromium content by mass.
Some 3D printing providers have developed proprietary stainless steel sintering blends for use in rapid prototyping. One of the more popular stainless steel grades used in 3D printing is 316L stainless steel. Due to the high temperature gradient and fast rate of solidification, stainless steel products manufactured via 3D printing tend to have a more refined microstructure; this in turn results in better mechanical properties. However, stainless steel is not used as much as materials like Ti6Al4V in the 3D printing industry; this is because manufacturing stainless steel products via traditional methods is currently much more economically competitive.
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