A patented seal, well accepted in the racing industry, protects the spherical bearing of rod ends from contamination. The design features a neoprene-rubber seal that is chemically bonded to an aircraft quality washer at 320F and 8,000 psig. The seal encapsulates the bearing and flexes accordingly with any change in angularity.
Designed to keep grease in, and dirt and water out, other applications include dirt cars, industrial machinery, or lawn and garden equipment. The seal is impervious to gasoline, oils, and most other common fluids, and plating on the steel washer protects it from corrosion.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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