Space frame

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space frame

[′spās ‚frām]
(building construction)
A three-dimensional steel building frame which is stable against wind loads.

Space frame

A three-dimensional structural framework made up of interconnected triangular elements that enclose a space; as opposed to a frame where all the elements lie in a single plane.

space frame

Any three-dimensional structural framework (e.g., the rigid frame for a multistory building) as contrasted with a plane frame all of whose elements lie in a single plane.
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Tom Lawther (Rover SD1), Newtownards joiner Mark Steed (Spaceframe Bike-engined Stiletto)
Currently undergoing final testing, the SLS AMG has a super-lightweight aluminium spaceframe body and the same-style gullwing doors as the SLR, which in turn are based on those of the 300SL of half a century ago.
The team aims to use a steel tubular spaceframe to give the most stiffness and strength for the minimum weight.
Mechanically similar to the coupe, the Roadster's spaceframe has been strengthened to compensate for the loss of a roof.
One was an aluminum spaceframe. Another used a steel subframe with plastic fenders and aluminum decklid, tailgate and doors.
Believed to be the first self-propelled howitzer built on a spaceframe chassis (hence the light weight), it can travel at 80 km/hr, with a cruising range of 600 km.
The car's aluminium spaceframe chassis, and its composite material `clamshell' body panels, allow drivers to reach the sort of speeds that would have your average fighter pilot digging their fingers into the dash.
The Ford Contour has a lightweight aluminum spaceframe built from extruded components fitted together like Lego blocks (see "Contour: The Shape of Cars to Come?" May 1991, pages 36-42).
Le train de cavits est insr puis accroch dans un cadre support appel spaceframe quip des crans thermiques, qui est lui-mme insr et fix dans l~enceinte vide.
It has a light, high performance spaceframe chassis and retractable hard top.
It features the manufacturer's spaceframe mid-engined chassis with double-wishbone suspension and four ventilated brake discs.
Pontiac's Fiero introduced the idea of a steel spaceframe clad with plastic outer panels, and this was repeated with the droop-snoot Chevrolet Lumina APV and Pontiac Transport minivans.