MATERIALS: NewAge® Industries’ line of nylon hose clamps, called Kwik ClampTM, now withstands temperatures ranging from -40 to 302F (-40 to 150C) and handle moderate non-hydraulic pressure applications in a wide variety of industries. Kwik ClampsTM offer a patented double row of durable teeth to ensure a strong bond that will not vibrate loose. They are made from U.L.-listed, black, nylon 6-6 and cannot corrode or rust like some of their metal counterparts. As their name implies, installation and removal is quick; no tools are needed. Kwik ClampsTM are lightweight, non-conductive and may be reused. They are well stocked and available for same-day or JIT (Just In Time) shipment. More than 30 sizes are offered and range from ¼ through 4-1/4 inch nominal O.D. An assortment of fittings, tubing and reinforced hose is also stocked for complete fluid or air transfer systems.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
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