This formaldehyde-free tape system is part of Adchem's 300 series. It uses the quick-stick properties found in rubber-based systems and the temperature performance of acrylic systems. It offers maximum performance at a lower price, with a differential caliper coating of 1.7 mils on the exposed side and 1.3 mils on the liner side, and typical peel values of 72 oz-inch width on the exposed side and 64 oz-inch on the liner side. It has many liner options including 55-lb densified Kraft, 74-lb polycoated paper, 12-point board and a 2-mil PET liner. It is made for substrate-bonding applications, and is useful for low surface energy materials and foams such as cross-linked polyethylene, low perms, ethers and esters.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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