ELEMENTS OF

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ELEMENTS OF

ELEMENT CASE

 
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NATURAL

Top Grain Leather Walnut
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METAL

6061 Aluminum 304 Stainless Steel
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composite

G10 Carbon Fiber
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polymer

Thermoplastic polyurethane Polycarbonate
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process

Computer Numeric Control Process - Laser Engraving

finishes

Physical vapor deposition (PVD) Anodize Coating Type 2 Anodize Coating Type 3
 
NATURAL
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TOP GRAIN LEATHER

Top Grain Leather
 

Top-grain leather is the most common type of high-end leather product. Its natural outer surface has been sanded and coated for a more even finish with better wear characteristics and stain resistance. The the thick "split" lower layer has been separated away, making it thinner and more pliable. The split layer get's reprocessed for lower grades of leather product.

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BLACK WALNUT

Walnut
 

Despite its name English Walnut, as well as Black Walnut are varieties of hardwood harvested mostly in California. Walnut is extremely durable, making it the wood of choice for fire arm manufacturer Smith and Wesson, as well as many other lesser known brands. Black walnut used to be a very common old-growth forest tree, but is now relatively scarce and highly coveted, and used mainly for high quality woodworking.

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METALS
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6061 ALUMINUM

6061 Aluminum
 

Aluminum is a chemical element in the Boron group. Aluminum metal alloys are low in density and possess an incredible strength to weight ratio. 6 and 7 series aluminum are widely used in aircraft industry, automotive performance parts, and portable computing devices because of its formability, rigidity, and lightness.

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304 Stainless Steel

6061 Aluminum
 

Stainless Steel is a blend of corrosion resistant steels with key ingredients being Chromium and Nickel. Its high strength and hardening properties make it one of the most durable steel alloys available. 304 Stainless Steel has excellent formability and is very high on the appearance scale. 304 Stainless Steel is not very electrically or thermally conductive and is non-magnetic.

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COMPOSITES
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G10

G10
 

G10 glass composites are unclad materials comprised of different resin systems incorporating glass weave as a reinforcement. G10 laminate exhibits excellent electrical (non-conductive), mechanical (high strength) and chemical performance characteristics. Because of this, G10 laminates are widely uses in Aerospace, Automotive, Electronic, Industrial and Petroleum Industries.

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Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber
 

Carbon Fiber or Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) is an extremely strong and light weight fiber reinforced thermal plastic. Carbon Fiber is made up of a matrix (a binding polymer such as epoxy resin), and a structural reinforcement material, usually woven Carbon Fibers. Its strength-to-weight ratio is very high but depends on proportions of matrix to reinforcement material. The materials and process of making CFRP are still very costly and the use of genuine Carbon Fiber are limited to high performance type products.

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POLYMERS
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TPU

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)
 

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is a flexible polyurethane plastics with outstanding properties, including elasticity, transparency, resistance to oil, and abrasion. TPU has many applications including automotive instrument panels, caster wheels, power tools, sporting goods, medical devices, drive belts, footwear, inflatable rafts, and protective covers for mobile devices.

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Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate
 

Polycarbonates (PC) are a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. Polycarbonates used in engineering are strong, tough materials, and some grades are optically transparent. They are easily worked, molded, and thermoformed. Because of these properties, polycarbonates find many applications which include bullet proof glass, protective eyewear, motorcycle wind screens.

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Processes
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CNC Machining

Computer Numeric Control (CNC)
 

Computer Numeric Control (CNC) is the automation of machine tools that are operated by precisely programmed commands encoded on a storage medium (computer command module, usually located on the device). Machining is a form of subrative manufacturing. A process processes in which a piece of raw material (metal, wood, plastic, etc.) is cut into a desired final shape and size by a controlled material-removal process.

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Laser Etching

Laser Etching
 

Laser Etching is a process of permanently marking a material using a focused laser beam to alter its properties or appearance. The laser heats the material, causing a discoloration, which creates high contrast marks without disrupting the material. Four types of laser etching are used (annealing, carbon migration, foaming, and coloration) depending on the type of material and affect required.

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FINISHES
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Anodize Coating (Type II)

Type II Anodizing

Anodize Coating (Type II)
 

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Anodizing prevents thread from galling and promotes adhesion of most adhesives and paints. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing and color dyes can be added to the process for decorative applications.

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Hard Anodize Coating (Type III)

Type III Anodizing

Hard Anodize coating (Type III)
 

Hard Anodizing (Type III) is similar to standard anodizing in that both are controlled electrochemical processes. The key difference is that hard coat anodizing provides a surface that is more wear resistant and has a smoother and harder surface than standard anodizing. During the hard coat anodizing process, a uniform aluminum oxide layer is formed on the surface that penetrates into the material. Because of it's extremely durable surface, Hard Anodizing is used widely in military and aerospace applications.

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Physical Vapor Deposition

PVD

Physical Vapor Decomposition
 

Physical vapor deposition (PVD) coatings are an extremely hard and inert vacuum coating process with no hazardous by-products. It uses a physical process to produce a vapor of material, which is then deposited on the object being coated. PVD offers a brilliant decorative finishes with excellent wear and corrosion resistance.

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