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Old 04-14-08, 05:32 PM   #1
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I really wish this tech were commercialized

Rather dated article, but still, I wish this tech would be made commercial, so a lot of metal parts wouldn't have to be painted for looks:

http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=3106

Just the possibilities would be almost endless, although it may bring us back to the mid 90s anodized aluminum everything fad.

Take any type of metal, run it under the laser apparatus to cut in the atomic sized grooves, slap a code of shellac or clear-coat over it, and voila, almost any color you want with zero paint.
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Old 04-14-08, 06:46 PM   #2
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Wow, looks great. I reckon it will be on regular metal parts in a few years...

It mentioned irridescant multi colours like a butterfly wing. Cool. I want that on my bike!!
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Old 04-15-08, 02:59 AM   #3
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Feb 1, 2008.

That's hardly dated. Give it a few more years.

However, I think it will scratch relatively easily, so clear coat will probably be a must.
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Old 04-15-08, 07:32 AM   #4
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I think they used that on my Trek. Sadly, thought chose to make aluminum colored aluminun.
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