Weathering steel, often referred to by the genericized trademark COR-TEN steel and sometimes written without the hyphen as corten steel, is a group of steel alloys which were developed to eliminate the need for painting, and form a stable rust-like appearance after several years exposure to weather.
Weathering refers to the chemical composition of these steels, allowing them to exhibit increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion compared to other steels. This is because the steel forms a protective layer on its surface under the influence of the weather.
The corrosion-retarding effect of the protective layer is produced by the particular distribution and concentration of alloying elements in it. The layer protecting the surface develops and regenerates continuously when subjected to the influence of the weather. In other words, the steel is allowed to rust in order to form the protective coating.
Weathering steel is popularly used in outdoor sculptures for its rustic antique appearance. One example is the large Chicago Picasso sculpture, which stands in the plaza of the Daley Center Courthouse in Chicago, which is also constructed of weathering steel.
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-Dual Drive Gantry
-Constant pressure tensioners on all motors
-Rack and Pinion drive
-Direct drive or gear reduction available
-Oversized Nema 24 large rotor motors
-Fully skirted table
-100% welded frame (all steel)
-100% welded gantry (all steel)
-Acme or Ball screw driven Z axis
-Removable/Replaceable slat holders
-Proven Industrial Drives (NOT arduino based or some other hobby grade drivers)
-Most maintenance can be performed with off-the-shelf parts
-Comes with ALL software needed to get you started -Software is a Mach3/Sheetcam combo that is compatible with any CAD that you may already have or be familiar with (solid works, auto desk, turbocad, etc). We provide a simple CAD software to get you started. -The software is wholly supported by the developer and is used by the majority of the CNC community, there’s a wealth of information and tutorials available! Don’t go-it-alone with some random manufacturer’s propriety software!
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No extra charge for custom colors (allow 1 -2 weeks build time)
Currently there is a 1 week backlog on all tables that aren’t in stock
Any non standard sizes can be quoted, we’ve scratch built just about every size imaginable.
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The goal of this design was to look at an alternative to transparent material in the process. Transparency has its perks for the user but a downfall of easily looking messy. Whether this solid form appeals to you or not, it challenges the norm and creates a clean and mysterious aesthetic.
Its cups are made from aluminum hand spun over a milkshake blender mold from the 80s, then anodised in a matt black coating for protection. Housed in turned timber rings made from reclaimed African Bilinga. Finished with a single piece folded & powder coated frame to tie it all together. 👌🏼