E-900 Quick Lube linear motion spray lubricant features a lasting film, offering anti-wear protection and corrosion and oxidation-resistance. Used in ball screw assemblies and linear bearing/shafting assemblies, the lubricant avoids inter-ball friction due to its low starting torque. The E-100 Quick Lube linear motion spray lubricant provides high temperature and corrosion resistance for rolled, ground, or milled acme thread screw assemblies. PAG-1 is a non-aerosol grease used in spot lubrication. Nook Industries, www.nookindustries.com. Enter 651
Soybean and corn resin
ENVIREZ® 5000 soybean and corn resin is designed for the agricultural, transportation, off-road, and construction industries, in sheet-molding-compound for compression-molding applications. The renewable-source resin is currently used by John Deere to manufacture composite hoods and body panels in the agricultural and off-road markets. Ashland Specialty Chemical Co., www.ashspec.com. Enter 652
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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