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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.
Sneak Previews
11/6/2000  Post a comment
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