MATERIALS: Sanford Distributing introduces new, smaller quantity packaging for its range of Double/Bubble® epoxy, urethane and silicone adhesives. Double/Bubble adhesives are now available in Variety-Pak cartons of 25 or 50, in addition to the traditional 100-size carton. The unique, color-coded, dual-pouch adhesive formulations include eight epoxies, three urethanes and a silicone to handle virtually any installation, maintenance or repair requirement. The new, economy-size cartons are designed to meet the needs of small to medium-size organizations for in-house or field service applications. Users can purchase cartons of a single Double/Bubble epoxy, urethane or silicone formulation or they can specify a combination of adhesives to meet their needs. The patented, single-use packaging concept solves the time-consuming and costly problems of having to preserve unused portions of adhesives in conventional containers, which generally hold more material than necessary for most applications.
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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