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Vic Miller brings a duct to suck up foam dust

Eat My Dust

Vic Miller pulls an exhaust duct into place to vacuum up the resin dust left after he and fellow mechanic Joe Harvey sanded a large piece of syntactic foam. The foam is made of millions of tiny glass bubbles embedded in epoxy resin. It will provide most of the buoyancy for the human occupied vehicle Alvin, which is undergoing an extensive upgrade and renovation. Miller, who rebuilds classic automobiles as a hobby, brings his expertise in bodywork to the shaping and finishing of Alvin’s foam. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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