correct but dom has a higher carbon content and has a higher strength yield than a lower quality erw or hrew tube .camo said:dom is mild steal
not exactly. I've said it before a hundred times, I guess I'll have to keep saying it. DOM is a PROCESS not a type, grade, specification of steel.correct but dom has a higher carbon content
Lance said:AND here lies the problem..... It happened to us this year, so I KNOW it can/will happen. Team "A" is kicking ass, and Team "B" is not happy about it. Team "B" thinks Team "A" has an HREW cage, so they protest them to try and get them DQ'd. Is the promotor still gonna look the other way?
It's ANOTHER B.S. rule that has no place in rock crawling. Not a single cage in ANY rock crawling event has failed because it was HREW. They fail because they either are designed improperly, or are made out of too thin a material. Besides, It won't affect us, because Mike's rig is being made out of .500 wall seamless skinless colorless odorless titanium anyhow. :flipoff2:
not exactly. I've said it before a hundred times, I guess I'll have to keep saying it. DOM is a PROCESS not a type, grade, specification of steel.
It's also not seamless, as many think.
What you get when you take your electric welded mechanical tubing (whether it was hot or cold rolled) and the draw it over a mandrel is more precise dimensions and a cleaner finish. The "cold working" of doing so will also potentially impart some greater strength as it alligns the crystal lattice structure, but enough to matter...dunno?
But you still have to call out the type or grade of steel. yes, commonly DOM mechanical tubing is often 1020 mild steel...but it doesn't HAVE to be. Is a 1018 DOM better / stronger / safer for a cage than a 1050 that is cold rolled and welded, ut not drawn over a manderl?...again I dunno, and I can virtually guarantee no comp series rule maker does either.
Personally - to me it would make much more sense for a sanctioing body to make rules regarding the grade of steel, as much as the process by which it was constructed. Or at least as well as.
Sayin "must be DOM" just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
Aint that the truth !design is the key factor along with sound welds in determing strength
I'd be v ery interested in these also.BillaVista said:jbt,
I think that's the point exactly. Your Formula is much more mature sport than our RC comps. Do you happen to know if there is anywhere wher your Formula rules are available online to read in English?