random idea, carbon nanotube 606a alloy?
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givin the pretty lot tempature of aluminum melting and forging, i wonder if you can mix carbon nanotube in molten 6061 aluminum?
i would assume it would give it stronger properties.
but if it did, how could you gop about machining it?

just a random idea. i know the army has expermented with the idea of a carbon nanotube aluminum matrix.
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I don't think carbon nano tubes would smelt well. I think it has to be "assembled" at the atomic level, "one atom at a time", but really, really fast. Like putting Lego blocks together one at a time, but in stead of 1 Lego per second, it would be something like a bazillion Legos per millisecond.

So, Aluminum and carbon nano tubes would have to be assembled in that fashion, not smelted.

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Anything made up of carbon doesn't turn into a liquid well. Carbon nanotubes are only strong because the atoms are arranged neatly and orderly. If you tried to melt down carbon nano-tubes the atomic structure would change and therefore lose it's properties. So I would think if you tried to mix the 2 it wouldn't have anything better than what you began with.
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Sounds like delicious food.
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That sounds a lot like concrete and rebar. If you could figure out a way to do it, it'd be great. Lemme know when you do. I'll make a bike out of the stuff.
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