This fire-retardant epoxy fills gaps and bonds well to concrete, wood, glass, fabrics and metals. It is mixed as it is dispensed, with a viscosity of 80,000 cps. It has a working time of 10 minutes, fixes in 20 minutes and cures functionally at 72F in three hours. It has low VOC emissions, is solvent free and its bonds will pass the federal 60-second vertical burn test (14 CFR 25.853/25.885). In cured form, it has a peel strength of 25 pli, resists 10 ft-lbs/in2 impacts, has a dielectric strength of 800 V/mil, and has an adhesive tensile lap shear strength of up to 2,900 psi (as tested on grit-blasted steel at 144F).
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.