We look at how the raw material, processing, and final form of the product produced by the system influences the basic layout of the system. “Round” has lots of benefits, including volumetric efficiency and rotational symmetry, but the way the material is processed suggests a different footprint for this application.

(If you’ve been following along, you’ll know this wasn’t the subject I initially planned).

Maxwell style kinematic mount with hardened inserts-180 w

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