The customer chose the dia p/t . We didnt like the idea at first now that its done we think it looks cool (plus no grinding)!What do you think?
Why "bogus"? I can take it, just curious, I like comments, good or bad. Im not a enginer but been welding a while and my guess is no stronger. I myself would slim it down alittle but thats the look customer was after! We didnt weigh it but it didnt feel heaver than others we have built.Dont get me wrong, I love diamond plating but that looks a little bogus.
I have done alot of research on diamond plating ( mostly Aluminum) but diamond plating is heavier than flat stock of the same guage. The flat surface is of the same guage and all of the area that is made up of diamonds is apx. 1/16" thicker, therefore heavier.Isn't tread plate significantly heavier without added strength, compared to smooth plate of the same thickness?
That aspect bugs me.
Good to know, thanks.I just hunted down the data about the weight on that material.
Flat steel plate (hot roll, cold roll - it doesn't matter), 1/8" thick, is 5.1 pounds per square foot.
1/8" diamond tread plate is 6.16 pounds per square foot.
The raised pattern increases the total weight by 20% without adding any strength.