Re: [CR]Nuovo-Bilaminate?

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10)

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 20:43:44 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Nuovo-Bilaminate?
From: "Richard M Sachs" <>

glen erikson does it. e-RICHIE chester, ct

On Thu, 20 May 2004 20:40:46 -0400 HM & SS Sachs <> writes:
> If it isn't here yet, I will flat-out predict that some
> keeper-of-the-flame will begin doing bilaminate work again within
> the
> next few years, with enormous freedom in shaping, and complete
> customization. Good fractal representations are not out of the
> question. Why am I so confident? We have several ingredients
> coming
> together: First, there are wonderful craftsmen-machinists out there
> with substantial aerospace experience, folks like Peter Johnson.
> Second, our Son the Engineer (so is my wife) was chatting about
> some
> waterjet cutting machinery he had been watching. That's not new,
> but
> what is happening is ever better integration of CAD with the
> waterjet,
> so one moves from a sketch to a design that can be cut in a matter
> of
> minutes. This combination will allow some lovely artistry in flat
> sheet, of exactly the right length to wrap around the tube
> "seamlessly,"
> for bilaminate construction. I'd suspect that the early offerings
> will
> come from a person who builds a few frames, and can "bootleg" some
> time
> on what are still expensive frames. This would never, of course,
> happen
> in a government contracting shop...
> Yes, it will be possible to add random variations, to help in the
> pursuit of Richard (no relation) Sachs's Perfection in
> Imperfection.
> But think of the options, like your own facial profile cut into the
> head
> tube. Hairy, eh?
> harvey (really, just one bottle of hard cider tonight, just 12 oz)

> sachs

> McLean VA