This material is available in a variety of cover materials, which are bonded to the back of timing belts. The cellular rubber materials come in 6-, 10- and 12-mm thicknesses, and can endure temperatures of -40 to 158F, or -40 to 70C. It resists abrasions, cuts and tears, has a high coefficient of friction and very high elasticity. It also has high sound-absorbing and shock- and noise-dampening ability.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.