Bulletin No. 1031 includes information on Duralon(reg) self-lubricating composite bearings. Features include a woven Teflon(reg) fabric liner backed by a rugged casing of filament-wound fiberglass and epoxy resin. Bearings are available in thread forms; spherical shapes; and in round, square, and hexagonal diameters. Bearings are for applications where metal bearings have limitations in hard-to-lubricate or harsh environmental conditions.
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Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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