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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in March 2002
Plastic gears 101
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3/25/2002  Post a comment
Leaving behind a metals mindset can help turn your plastic gear sets around.
Molded valve components improve flow
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A flush-face, non-spill quick coupler improves flow characteristics by removing obstacles in the flow path
Big crane has global reach
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3/11/2002  1 comment
Engineers in the U.S. and Germany worked together to build a crane that not only takes the prize for its best-of-class lifting capacity but also meets conflicting global transport standards
Adhesive sprayer takes an environmentally friendly tack
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Dispensing system helps adhesives go solvent free
Overload tensor saves the weakest links
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Lever actuation and built-in overload pick-up limit stress
Rubber makes a better input device
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Materials mastery is behind tiny joysticks




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