Originally Posted by OregonRafter
Anyone have experience with the new hot forged, polished aluminum NRS frame hardware? Description says stronger and lighter Lopros and oar towers.
Hot forged Lopros
New oar towers
Anyone seen these up close? And does polished, hot forged aluminum eliminate the frame rub marks of the old cast aluminum hardware?
Same technology as die casting but uses a hot billet solid pressed into a mold under pressure in lieu of a liquid pressed into a mold. Hopefully they are produced in the USA where there are material controls. If they are made in CN or the third world, they are usually secondary alloy rebillet.
Untempered, this can have poor strength. Properly tempered, the strengths can be good and surpass the 356 si-aluminum currently used.
Anyone know the country of origin?