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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in November 2000
Composite nut doubles actuator output
11/20/2000  Post a comment
Most hollow-shaft stepper motor actuators use a bronze drive nut with a stainless steel leadscrew. The relative softness of bronze compared to the hardness of stainless steel causes nut wear even after minimal usage.
Elastomer adds spring to latches
11/20/2000  Post a comment
The latest latch from Elastolatch Injection Molding Inc. bears out the idea that just a little bit of the right material can go a long way toward simplifying mechanical design.
Prototype tooling gets grainy
11/20/2000  Post a comment
A new process from Akron Metal Etching Co. may just give "soft" tools the finish they need.
Stick it site
11/20/2000  Post a comment
Having a sticky site is a good thing in today
Clear, strong plastic comes around
11/6/2000  Post a comment
What can you do with a lightweight thermoplastic that offers clarity, strength, stiffness, chemical resistance, and good electrical properties?
Life in the fastener lane
11/6/2000  Post a comment
In a bind to find fastener information? Then, http://www.fastenersources.com can hook you right up.
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11/6/2000  Post a comment
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General Motors is putting an off-road twist on hydrogen fuel cell technology with an imposing new pickup demonstrator called the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2.
Fine powder printing of industry-standard metal and ceramic powders with a grain size of less than 10 microns is now available from industrial 3D printer maker ExOne for its Innovent printer.
At ARM TechCon 2016, CEO Simon Segars will discuss how he sees billions of devices scaling to trillions as IoT applications proliferate. We know it’s happening. How do we prepare?
The term “autopilot” is now at the heart of a growing debate between Tesla Motors Inc. and Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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