Kona's Dr. Dew Files #6: The Scandium Episode


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Kona’s Dr. Dew Files #6: The Scandium Episode

Mad Scientist Dr. Dew Helps Explain How Kona Bikes Are So Light And Durable By Using #21 On The Peridoic Table

KONAWORLD (June 3, 2009) – Ever wonder what makes Kona Bikes so light, fast and durable all at the same time? Would you believe us if we told you our bikes are made from the same metal as military fighter jets? Or that the rare, Scandinavian element we use is more prevalent in the sun and stars than it is on earth? No, probably not. So, maybe you should take Dr. Dew’s word for it and target=”_blank”>just watch the new installment of the Dr Dew Files #6: The Scandium Episode

While mixing chemicals in beakers back at the lab, Doug (AKA Dr. Dew) Lafavor prepares a little history treat to get you up to speed. The episode takes its viewers back 4.5 billion years to begin the story of the “do it all” metal that makes our bikes strong, light and out of this world: Scandium. Number 21 on the periodic table, this unique alloy is as light as titanium, more durable than carbon, half the weight of steel, and five times stronger than aluminum. Bet you didn’t know that.

To get the full story of Scandium – from Lars Fredrick Nelson the Scandinavian scientist who found the precious metal, to how the Russians refined it, to how the alloy made it into hockey sticks and finally Kona Bike frames – let the Doctor whip you through a fantastic history lesson that might bring you back to the classroom days. Scandium, the metal we love.

To check out the previous five Dr. Dew Files episodes, head over to https://www.konaworld.tv/.

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  • Anonymous says:

    This was written by someone who has little no knowlege of materials science

    you refer to scandium as an ‘alloy’ its an element it is used to make alloys with aluminium.

    the values you use for mechanical properties are entirely fictional.

    scandium is used to reduce some of the negative effects of welding aluminium.

    this is just misleading rubbish

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