The LFP(TM) 2100 Series of laminated, multi-ply 100% PTFE release liners for polymers resists chemical attack and moisture, operates at temperatures up to 500F, and conforms to trays and molds without reinforcement. Featuring better than 300 lbs of tear resistance, a 0.061-inch thick release liner is capable of flexing for more than 4.5 million cycles with a 25 lbs/inch load. Sintered and laminated into a single structural component, the series is offered in colors and sizes from 0.009 to 0.080 inches thick and up to 58 inches wide, depending on thickness.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.