Advanced Elastomer Systems L.P. (AES), a producer of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) has launched a web site to help engineers find elastomer products for specific applications. At www.aestpe.com you can find specific applications highlighted, including ap-pliances, auto, electrical, medical, tools, and more. A comprehensive library of case histories and a link to the University of Akron polymer information pages can also be found on the site.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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