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Design Decisions: Resin Choice Is Critical
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8/7/2012  4 comments
When deciding on the material for an application, it is important to take into consideration what the product will endure.
Converting Machined Parts to Die Castings
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8/6/2012  2 comments
While there are a number of situations where machined parts are a good option, it is clear that even with fairly low volumes, die casting is something that should be considered, as it is often the better option.
Slideshow: Racing at Indy Grand Prix & Le Mans
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9/7/2011  17 comments
Racecars at the American Le Mans Series raceway in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Calif.
Slideshow: Automotive's Electric Vehicle Evolution
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8/24/2011  49 comments
Slideshow of automotive alternative power train technologies, showcasing cars ranging from all-electric to hybrids and gas turbines.
Design News 2011 Salary Survey: Best News in Years
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8/10/2011  7 comments
The results of our annual salary survey show solid improvements in pay, as well as overall satisfaction with the engineering profession, despite rising stress levels and a still-tight economy.
Design for Recyclability
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7/12/2011  10 comments
Component reduction through modular design and fastener standardization is paving the way for faster disassembly.
How Advanced Materials Improve Aerospace Engines
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5/26/2011  1 comment
As aerospace manufacturers look for high-temperature materials that increase performance, improve fuel efficiency and satisfy safety standards, while lowering manufacturing costs, advanced ceramics and high-performance superalloys play an increasingly important role in aerospace engine design.
High-Tech Implants
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5/19/2011  1 comment
Recovery rates for wounded U.S. soldiers are improving dramatically because of advanced processes for producing custom cranial implants.
Engineers Give Bioplastics Thumbs Up
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5/5/2011  2 comments
Many problems remain, however, including cost, properties, their claimed environmental benefits, and potential impact on food supplies.
Transparent Medical Elastomer Gel
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4/13/2011  1 comment
Soft compound can handle pellet form needed for standard injection molding systems.
Hot Melt Adhesive/Sealant
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4/11/2011  2 comments
High-strength frame bonding for crystalline solar modules.
Boeing Eyes Next-Generation Composites
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4/7/2011  1 comment
Boeing's next-generation aircraft, developed with NASA, will use up to 90 percent composites and be delivered as an integrated assembly, eliminating the need for thousands of fasteners.
SUR-SIZE Sheeter TS-54
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4/7/2011  Post a comment
For materials including films, foils, paper, nonwovens, corrugated and rubber products.
Thermoplastic Elastomers for Medical Pump Valves
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4/6/2011  Post a comment
How custom TPEs delivered in a two-shot molding process can eliminate pump valve assembly operations for manufacturers.
QTC Clear
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4/5/2011  Post a comment
Can be used to create Force Sensitive touch screens.
Omnilube Synthetic Food Grade Compressor Oils
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4/4/2011  Post a comment
Meet requirements of the USDA and FDA H-1 regulations, 21 CFR 178.3570 and conform to the requirements of NSF.
Optical Cable Assemblies
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4/1/2011  Post a comment
Includes four transmit and four receive channels at 10 Gbps per channel for InfiniBand standard SDR, DDR and QDR applications.
KetaSpire Medium Viscosity Resin
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3/30/2011  Post a comment
Designed for wire and cable applications, monofilaments, ultra-thin tubing and films.
Self-Retaining T-1 LED Mounting Spacers
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3/30/2011  Post a comment
For uniform and perpendicular LED positioning.
Vestamid HTplus M1533
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3/29/2011  Post a comment
Extends the service life of gearbox components.
Optically Clear, Highly Flexible Epoxy
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3/29/2011  Post a comment
Cures at room temperature and withstands cryogenic conditions.
Single Point Ground Welder
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3/24/2011  Post a comment
For producing the single point ground terminals needed in electronic components and circuitry.
FitQuik Connectors
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3/24/2011  1 comment
More than 350 fittings are available in standard configurations including barbed ends for tubing, threads, caps and plugs.
Portable Lubrication System
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3/24/2011  Post a comment
For mobility within large industrial plants.
StarGrip-X 5000 Series
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3/22/2011  Post a comment
TPE line formulated for applications needing enhanced grip and improved feel.
Rugged Spring Pins
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3/18/2011  Post a comment
Rated at 1,000,000 cycles minimum, the series spring pins are for higher-current spring pin requirements.?
Vinyl Elastomer Compounds
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3/14/2011  Post a comment
For cable-jacketing applications in wind turbines.
Ultra High-Strength Steel Alloy
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3/10/2011  Post a comment
A lower cost alternative to cobalt-containing precipitation hardenable alloys.
Silver Metcar Material
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3/9/2011  Post a comment
For rotating antennas used to track satellite communication systems.
High Flex Silicone Cables
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3/8/2011  Post a comment
"Off-the-shelf" and custom made cables for medical automation, diagnostics and pharmaceutical processing applications.
Ball Screws
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3/8/2011  Post a comment
Designed for operation under high vacuum applications.
Loctite Structural Acrylic Adhesives
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3/8/2011  Post a comment
Designed to replace or reduce welds, rivets and fasteners.
AbrasiMatic 300 Abrasive Cutter
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3/4/2011  Post a comment
Available with optional X-Bed, digital display to track X-axis movement for precise, repeatable cuts.
Cable Feeding Sheaves
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3/3/2011  Post a comment
Can slide into the end of a conduit and rotate to align with the desired cable direction, allowing cable to be fed-in smoothly from any angle.
VersaDrum Piston Pump Bulk Melters
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3/1/2011  2 comments
Consistent primary and secondary seal dispensing for insulated glass.
Chemically Resistant Epoxy
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3/1/2011  Post a comment
For applications demanding chemical resistance to acids, fuels and oils.
Enhanced Loctite 243 Threadlocker
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2/28/2011  Post a comment
Medium strength, primerless threadlocker for metal fasteners up to 3/4-inch in diameter.
LL335 Series Cable Assemblies
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2/24/2011  Post a comment
Offer a minimum bend radius of 1.5 in. and are available in-stock in 36-, 48- and 60-inch lengths.
Laser-Cladding Boosts Cylinder Performance
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2/24/2011  Post a comment
A special powder is metallurgically bonded to cylinder rods.
Electronics Are Molded Into RFID Device
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2/24/2011  1 comment
It's the first UHF-frequency RFID tag to meet rigorous aviation requirements.
Standoffs Target Compact Electronics
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2/24/2011  Post a comment
New clinch standoff offers significant improvements versus welded standoffs.
Nano Compounds Boost Bearing Performance
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2/24/2011  1 comment
Bearing lifetime is extended six times
Small-Diameter Microtubes
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2/22/2011  Post a comment
PEEK microtubes and profiles for medical industry.
TPE Compound Formulated for Bumper Extensions
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2/17/2011  Post a comment
Toughness for scrapes against high curbs and moldability for parts that are long or combine rigid and elastic segments.
Customized Front Panels
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2/17/2011  Post a comment
5 to 50 front panels modified with custom cut-outs, handles and silk screen are available in as few as 5 days.
PEM Type SGPC Swaging Collar Studs
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2/15/2011  Post a comment
Accommodate multiple panels and dissimilar materials.
Why Liquid Silicone Rubber Is Hot
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2/15/2011  Post a comment
Two-shot molding creates cost-effective integrated assemblies particularly appealing for medical, electronic, aerospace and other high-value markets.
Medical Grade FEP Heat Shrink
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2/14/2011  Post a comment
Allows the heat shrink to soften and contain the resins being reflowed beneath.
Shielded Cabinets meet MIL-STD-461D for EMC
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2/9/2011  Post a comment
Features reinforced corner members, cross-bracing and stiffeners to handle rugged applications.
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