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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in October 2003
Intelligent fasteners
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10/20/2003  Post a comment
Shape memory alloys and embedded systems could forever change how we assemble, and disassemble, with mechanical fasteners
Know Thy Fasteners
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They are more important than most give them credit for.
Plastic Locking Bolt Resists Corrosion
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Glass-filled and self-locking, fastener also cuts assembly weight
Materials
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D-Days in Detroit
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If you think black smoke and balky engines when you hear the word diesel, Detroit has a surprise for you. Diesels just may be the ticket to a clean, quiet, fuel-efficient future.
Soapbox surfing
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Lightweight materials and an aerodynamic design help Porsche derby car score a win
Breaking the glass barrier
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After 10 years in development, new coating and processing technologies have paved the way for plastic car windows




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