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The MCLAD: Monolithic Contoured Laterally Moveable Access Door

Image: M.C.L.A.D. — The Monolithic Door is best described by its official name: the Monolithic Contoured Laterally Moveable Access Door. Constructed as a one-piece, three-dimensional, curved panel, the Monolithic Door can move laterally on the inside or the outside of a Monolithic Dome.

M.C.L.A.D. — The Monolithic Door is best described by its official name: the Monolithic Contoured Laterally Moveable Access Door. Constructed as a one-piece, three-dimensional, curved panel, the Monolithic Door can move laterally on the inside or the outside of a Monolithic Dome.

Image: Door’s track — Instead of inside, the track from which the Monolithic Door hangs can be installed on the dome’s outside. “That’s another advantage,” David pointed out. "That makes it possible to construct a huge Monolithic Dome or Crenosphere as a stadium, for example, and equipping it with a Monolithic Door that, when opened, turns the facility into a huge amphitheater.

Door’s track — Instead of inside, the track from which the Monolithic Door hangs can be installed on the dome’s outside. “That’s another advantage,” David pointed out. "That makes it possible to construct a huge Monolithic Dome or Crenosphere as a stadium, for example, and equipping it with a Monolithic Door that, when opened, turns the facility into a huge amphitheater.

Image: Automated — “To avoid injuring someone with this 2-ton door, I had the open/close switch mounted on the door so that a person must walk with the door and keep a finger on the switch to keep the door moving,” David explained.

Automated — “To avoid injuring someone with this 2-ton door, I had the open/close switch mounted on the door so that a person must walk with the door and keep a finger on the switch to keep the door moving,” David explained.

Image: Perfect fit — What was invented as a hangar door did not remain just a door for hangars. “As we continued to work with this idea, more uses and possibilities began occurring,” David said. “Because this door can be shaped and sized to fit a specific need, it will work well for shops, factories, garages, storage facilities — even huge stadiums and amphitheaters.”

Perfect fit — What was invented as a hangar door did not remain just a door for hangars. “As we continued to work with this idea, more uses and possibilities began occurring,” David said. “Because this door can be shaped and sized to fit a specific need, it will work well for shops, factories, garages, storage facilities — even huge stadiums and amphitheaters.”