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Would you help out designing a super window product ?

Jin Kazama | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

I’ll try and start something i’ve been thinkering with for a few months now ..

Would you guys here, help me out to design a window product ( frames mostly )
that would probably be done to meet certain goals ( could be up to PH )

In return i would arrange with manufacturing and offer substantial rebate for all GBA

What i would need right now is to confirm if some of you are interested in participating
on this adventure.

We could then proceed by discussing the goals of the product.
I though have certain requirements that we will need to meet and already have a few ideas
about materials and design that we could discuss.

If this doesn’t go against any rules of the site of course.

Tell me what do you think.

just as additional note ..

i have access to :

-aluminum extrusion
– fea analysis and 3d cad design ( SW )
– will have a pretty large cnc milling with 4th axis capability ( building it right now )
– quality welding equipment ( TIG/MIG )

well versed at designing tools and equipment required for efficient manufacturing
and i would provide all funds ( again i am only asking for help on design/engineering point )


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  1. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Lots of window manufacturers have already done good work designing low-U window frames. It sounds like you are trying to re-invent the wheel.

    By the way, if you are interested in low-U window frames, there is usually no need for aluminum extrusion equipment.

  2. Jin Kazama | | #2

    Sifu, i do not wish to reinvent anything here.
    Currently nothing satifies me on the market in both price and performance/design.
    I have many projects in the future which will require alot of area of windows,
    so my investment should pay off quickly.

    This is what i do for living ( what i wish to do in my future projects )
    designing and manufacturing architectural products...

    Then, i have extensively looked at possible materials for window framing,
    and aluminum is the wisest choice for exterior and interior skinning.
    There are already many aluminum based designs that meet PH on the european market.

    When i consider performance of a design, durability and or usable life is one of the top priority with efficiency.
    Aluminum skin fills that just perfectly ( be it anodized or with other finish )

    Lastly, i do not wish to develop a window product that would be manufactured in high quantity.
    My setup would only provide a limited production , minimizing the required tooling investment.

    But we need to stay on topic, is there any interest, or am i alone on that end ..
    ( i will still do it even if i am left to myself ...but i would much prefer to share it with you and be enlightened by all your combined high brains :p )

    But please tell me sifu, would it be agaisn't GBA rules? i don't want to offend anything ...

  3. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #3

    In general, GBA shouldn't be used to raise capital to fund any business ventures. In this case, however, I see no reason to step in, since this isn't an example of spam.

    You're right that aluminum can be used as exterior cladding on windows. I thought you wanted to use aluminum extrusions as structural window frames, which would probably have been the wrong place to start.

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