The Fluid Controls Institute has released the new FCI Standard 99-2, Regulator Capacity, which spells out guidelines for establishing and reporting regulator capacities for use by manufacturers, users, specifiers, and approval bodies. The goal, says FCI, is to promote consistent presentation of regulator capacities across the industry. For more information on this standard and other standards published by the Fluid Controls Institute, go to www.fluidcontrolsinstitute.org.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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