Located in the exhibition "Whales: Beneath the surface" at the London Natural History Museum, the centre stage has been taken by a 25 meter blue whale skeleton, replacing the much-adored Diplodocus named "Dippy". This blue whale can be found in the breathtaking surroundings of the Hintze Hall, Waterhouse building. The blue whale skeleton itself is suspended in the air using stainless steel wire rope assemblies, engineered and manufactured by S3i Group.
The whale skeleton itself is suspended in the safest and best way possible, a combination of swaged toggle, toggle fork, shackle toggle and threaded stud end fixings being used to achieve this feat. On top of this, stainless steel wire rope assemblies were utilised as they offered high strength and reflective properties that made the cables less visible in the lighting conditions.
We have a ‘whale of a time’ manufacturing our Stainless Steel Frames at DSM. Perfect to support items such as surfaces in Trespa, shelving or specialist laboratory equipment… they are certainly not design dinosaurs.
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