MATERIALS: Devcon methacrylate adhesives have been certified by the GREENGUARD® Environmental Institute under the institute’s stringent air-quality standards. The adhesives were certified under the GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM program as low-emissions building materials suitable for indoor use, including use for educational, healthcare, residential, and commercial environments where children or sensitive adults spend extended periods of time.The certified adhesives - Plastic WelderTM, Plastic Welder IITM, Metal WelderTM, Metal Welder IITM, Composite Welder FSTM, Clear WelderTM, Flex WelderTM and Flex Welder FCTM - offer high-performance bonding for a variety of applications.
These tough, structural adhesives require minimal surface preparation and cure rapidly at room temperature to load-bearing bonds that withstand weathering, humidity, and wide variations in temperature. All offer exceptional flexibility, high tensile and shear strengths, and excellent resistance to peel and impact. Applied with pneumatic or manual applicator guns, Devcon methacrylates are mixed as they are dispensed. Thixotropic nonsagging gels or pastes, they will not run or drip when used on vertical or overhead applications.
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.