Originally made for ceramic fiberboards and other ceramic-based materials in heaters, ovens and furnaces in the automotive, electronics and plastics industries, this single-part, water-dispersed, ceramic-silicone sealant is now used for sealing high-temperature motor windings. It has moisture resistance and dielectric properties to 1100F (593C). Applied by brush, roller or spray equipment, it has a viscosity of 600-1,200 cps. It can dry in less than an hour at room temperature and cure fully at 450F in 30-60 minutes. It has a solids content of 40 percent and a theoretical coverage rate of 535 ft2 per gallon at 1 mil. It has no volatile organic compounds, is non-flammable and environmentally safe. It comes from stock in pint, quart, and gallon containers.
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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