Pressure-sensitive adhesives are for use in the construction of airbag inflators. The adhesives serve to position and set the airbag in place, hermetically seal the propellant so that it remains protected from moisture, and attach the propellant cover, which limits the chance of ignition during a vehicle fire or other non-impact event.
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Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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