Mag-Form(reg) thread-forming fastener is for fastening die-cast magnesium and other low-ductility materials and is able to thread- form into magnesium and provide a stronger, more reliable joint. As the Mag-Form fastener is driven, the high-degree flank angle compresses the mating material, rather than roll-forming the material. This type of action creates strong mating threads, while minimizing debris generation and the potential for fracture of the application material. With the Mag-Form design, users are also available to eliminate off-line tapping operations.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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