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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in October 2011
CCA-Treated Wood Ate My Bolts
Made by Monkeys 
10/31/2011  16 comments
Wood treated by Chromated Copper Arsenate can severely corrode steel bolts.
The Case of the Faulty Spring Clutch
Sherlock Ohms 
10/27/2011  4 comments
This problem with faulty springs revealed the problem with conventional-wisdom solutions.
Slide Chart Helps Find Screws & Fasteners
Mechatronics Zone 
10/25/2011  15 comments
Mark Atkins at Great Innovations has come up with a great way to present frequently-used information about screws and metals in a two-sided slide chart.
Steel Fights Back Against Alternative Auto Materials
Green Scene 
10/24/2011  16 comments
The steel industry argues that it is a strong anti-emissions material if you take into account the full lifecycle of a vehicle.
Congo Mining Abuses Prompting SEC Regulations
Green Scene 
10/17/2011  6 comments
On October 18, the SEC will meet to develop reporting rules for conflict materials.
Innovation Spurs Aerospace's Next Generation
Wolfe's Den 
10/14/2011  8 comments
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner isn’t a new airplane so much as an entirely new platform.
Stealth Material Cloaks Military Vehicles
Guest Blogs 
10/4/2011  16 comments
Infrared-camoflauging tiles developed by engineers at BAE Systems in Sweden can alter military vehicles' infrared (IR) signatures so that troop carriers could appear to be passenger cars or even blend into the background.




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