Makrofol(reg) SFT/i polycarbonate film is for film insert molding and features a printable polycarbonate surface with a textured top. The film also offers anti-skid properties and chemical resistance. Applications include use in button caps, knobs, bezels, and other high-wear areas in an automobile's interior. The film can also be used for external computer components including the top of the mouse and keyboard key caps.
Bayer Corp., Polymers Div., 100 Bayer Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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