On Thu, 18 Jan 1996, Milo V. Kral wrote:
> 5) place the splined sleeve in liquid nitrogen
> 6) after the sleeve reaches -196C...
...Ouch, IMHO, I wouldn't recommend the use of cryogenics
to fabricate a steering wheel hub. I am really surprised
that the sleeve didnt break into bits when hammered- or
worse, split apart while driving at speed.
LIN is lots of fun to play with- we use it during demos to
freeze roses and tennis balls and smash them to itty bitty
pieces, but it requires careful handling and storage to
prevent _serious_ thermal burns or even asphixiation from
rapid O2 displacement.
(who is NOT speaking for Air Products...)
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