TIL the ladders inside wind turbine towers are often attached with magnets to avoid drilling bolt holes in the tower that would weaken them.

Read more: https://www.windsystemsmag.com/applications-of-magnets-in-wind-turbines/

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  1. Wouldn’t welding the ladders to the frame be cheaper than rare Earth magnets and less Damaging than drilling bolt holes?

    (I’m well aware I’m mansplaining towards people who are a lot smarter and more clued up on their own domain than I ever will be lol)

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