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Behind the scenes with Alcoa & the bearing bracket challenge

After receiving an overwhelming number of entries for our GrabCAD Challenge, Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings (AFSR) quickly set forth evaluating each design using a systematic approach. PH15-5 material properties were applied to the parts to determine their mass. We then placed each design within the given part envelope to ensure the requirement was met. The entries that did not meet the part envelope were not considered further. As a next step, we evaluated the stress under both load conditions using FEA.

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