A pair of cyanoacrylate adhesives from Henkel Loctite Corp. provide flexibility for applications that must withstand vibration, impact and fatigue loads. Loctite 4851 and Loctite 4861 are supple enough to attach to flexible substrates such as tubing, o-rings, rubber, paper, leather and fabric. The instant adhesives are clear, with formulations that provide reduced hardness and improved thermocycling resistance. These single component adhesives will bond a wide range of metal, plastic or elastomeric materials and are particularly suited for use on flexible, porous or absorbent substrates like those used in medical devices and loudspeaker components. They can also be used with delicate substrates. Both products are pending ISO 10993 biocompatibility compliance for use in medical device applications.
Loctite 4851 is a medium-viscosity adhesive for general purpose bonding. Loctite 4861 is a high-viscosity adhesive for porous and absorbent materials.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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