To all, I never had an issue about the product, only an issue with the advertisement. I hate reading advertisements say things like "the same material used by NASA in their space ship!" When in fact the material is filled with impurites, or not heat treated, etc. Call me a geek but maybe it's because I am a BSME.
[Disclaimer: I don't know anyone associated with the debating parties]
I agree that sometimes advertisements use terms very differently from what an engineer from a particular background may use. You don't even have to go outside of a major to see term discrepancies. For example, have an ME with control theory & dynamics background and an ME with structural mechanics & finite element background talk about an intersecting subject, and soon enough you'll find the same thing being expressed differently or the same term being used in a very different way. It's quite frustrating, I know.
Imho, unless the "high strength" claim was attached to a specific standard (e.g. some SAE standard for the definition of high strength Aluminum alloy), then I don't think it would be considered false advertising. If, on the other hand, the combination of material, thickness, and design results in the product letting any sizeable debris punch through and damage the supposedly protected parts, then the use of the term "high strength" is rather deceptive.
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