Got my MIG machine all up to snuff for production (dumped some green into upgrading the thing)... So now that it's back up and running, I'm thinking I will get moving on building the test fixture today and tomorrow.
I know damn well the case is going to exhibit flex (fatigue fractures don't happen without flex), but I only have an educated guess as to where it is flexing and by how much. So this will get interesting.
I'll share how much dimensional change I find (assuming I find any), but if you guys don't mind, I will be a bit guarded as to revealing where it is flexing until the reinforcement is ready for production... I don't feel the need to be going and dumping time and money into this kind of detailed R&D only for somebody else to release their own reinforcement based on my research
Though I will make all R&D info available upon release of the part... I want people to buy the part because they understand why they need it, not just because I'm telling them that they should buy it.