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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in August 2010
PCI's New Anti-Static Coating for Plastics
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8/31/2010  Post a comment
For plastic products required to dissipate a static charge
Micro Fasteners Adapt to New Electronics Design Requirements
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8/30/2010  Post a comment
New developments in micro screws and micro fasteners address quality and production process issues necessitated by increasingly tighter design envelopes for smaller, lighter, thinner products.
Biomedical Textiles in Implantable Medical Devices
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8/30/2010  Post a comment
Because material selection intersects the physical, chemical and biological sciences, a multi-disciplinary team of engineers from each of these areas should be involved when evaluating device design and manufacturing options.
Molded Polyurethane Foam Inserts for Protection and Insulation
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8/30/2010  Post a comment
From energy management to vibration and shock protection, polyurethane foam offers part and product design engineers an effective tool.
Zero-Max Offers Zero Maintenance Bearings for Schmidt Offset Couplings
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8/27/2010  Post a comment
Zero maintenance bearings eliminate the need for periodic coupling lubrication and the resulting system downtime.
Rapid Prototyping Facilitates Rapid Casting
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8/26/2010  1 comment
Using graphite molds to produce parts from ZA-12 can provide designers with a low-cost casting option for highly changeable, medium-volume part production runs.
Boker's Inc.'s Fender Washers
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8/25/2010  Post a comment
Offered with outside diameters ranging from 0.081 to 5.000 inch
Understanding Aluminum Alloys
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8/25/2010  1 comment
From its low energy use to its suitability for anodizing, aluminum can be a good choice for designers seeking high thermal and electrical conductivity. Knowing which aluminum alloy series to use is critical for complex extrusions.
Multi-shot Liquid Silicone Rubber and Thermoplastic Injection Molding
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8/25/2010  1 comment
The ability to create single-molded parts from multiple materials enhances design and assembly feasibility, while reducing part count.
Amcor's First 20 oz Stock PowerFlex PET Bottle
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8/25/2010  1 comment
Features a patented panel-less design
Morgan Technical Ceramics' Transducer Assembly Capabilities
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8/25/2010  Post a comment
Piezoelectric assembly capabilities expanded
Prototype Designs: Comparing Additive and Accelerated Conventional Methods
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8/23/2010  1 comment
Rapid injection molding and automated CNC machining have closed the gap between the speed and cost savings of additive processes and the ability to produce a fully functional and testable part.
Materials Decisions Critical to New Watch Design
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8/23/2010  Post a comment
Devon Works has developed a bold new look for its sports watch. The company's first step toward making this watch a reality was to move beyond the CAD image and develop a highly accurate prototype.
Custom Elastomer Conforms to Runner's Gait
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8/9/2010  Post a comment
A single polymer elastomer from PolyOne conforms to a runner's weight and gait, and also conforms to tough environmental goals at Brooks Running Shoes.
Henkel's Urethane Hot Melt Adhesive
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8/3/2010  Post a comment
Designed to significantly reduce FRP surface distortion




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