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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in June 2010

New Nylon Targets Miniature Electronics

6/23/2010  1 comment
Phosphor chemicals replace halogenated compounds in a new nylon with high-temperature resistance for electronic connectors
Dry Film Lubricant Addresses Medical Device Tolerances
6/22/2010  Post a comment
MicroCare Medical's DuraGlide dry film lubricant reportedly reduces device actuation by up to 30 percent. A separate line of PDMS-based DuraGlide lubricants for devices that contact skin have been made available through collaboration with Dow Corning.
Boeing Develops Technologies to Recycle Carbon Fibers
6/21/2010  1 comment
Dreamliner production will produce huge amounts of expensive waste carbon fiber
OLEDs Debut on LeMans Race Car
6/18/2010  Post a comment
New flexible polymer electronic lighting devices are embedded in carbon composites in a side mirror
Wireless Medical Device Features Press-and-Fit Assembly
6/10/2010  Post a comment
Materials and special injection molding approaches avoid use of adhesives or mechanical fasteners
Vaupell Develops CFRP Aircraft Parts
6/2/2010  Post a comment
Carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), well known for their structural role on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, are now moving inside aircraft
Phase Change Paraffins Keep Blood Cool
6/1/2010  Post a comment
New technology based on an environmentally green phase change material receives top honors in the annual DuPont packaging awards

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