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China’s High Speed Rail Destined to Crumble

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 28, 2011

Here is a comment sent via Brewskie regarding the composition of China’s new high speed ‘meat grinder’ aka train.

From Brew
“A lad made noticed what high-speed train is made of and made this remark:

“actually, as an avid bike rider I could tell you that carbon fiber and magnesium frames are horrible choices. Both type of materials aged out easily on bike frames (5 – 10 years life). Compare this with Aluminum, Chromium-Molbydenum alloy, and Titanium alloys, these materials would last forever.”

Typical of China. She steals the technology from German and Japanese companies, such as Siemens AG and Kawasaki, who were stupid enough to curry favor, but still can’t nail it.

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