Materials: Clariant Masterbatches has developed a range of color masterbatches formulated for use with PEEK materials, and the company is also producing specialty compound pre-colored PEEK materials, which are available in small and large quantities. These fully compounded grades can also incorporate fiber reinforcements, conductive or antistatic fillers, as well as other performance-enhancing additives.
Clariant’s RENOL® color masterbatch series includes more than a dozen standard colors designed specifically for use in PEEK polymers. Standard-color masterbatches can be delivered in five to seven business days, and custom colors are also available. All meet the requirements of high-performance applications in markets like aerospace, automotive, electrical devices, military and medical.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.