Micropoly(reg) lubricants are incorporated into machined parts requiring constant lubrication. Friction and heat cause release of lubricant. The lubricant is available in solid form and looks like a piece of plastic. Sliding friction applications include lubrication to a traversing screw using a spring-loaded applicator, steel mill slipper brasses, and forging/forming machine slides.
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).
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