Boker's FREE 2007 Catalog Boker's FREE 2007 Catalog has over 21,000 non-standard sizes with no tool charges. Outside diameters of 0.080" and smaller to 5.140" and larger, a wide range of ID's, thicknesses, and 2,000 material variations provide millions of options. Materials include low carbon steel, spring, stainless, aluminum, brass, copper, nickel, silver and non-metallics. Get a catalog and offers, Click Here.
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Low-Profile Toggle Clamps Can Now Lock
Low-profile T-handle toggle clamps, in steel and stainless steel, come with an optional safety lock that engages when the clamp is closed, then remains locked until manually disengaged, preventing accidents. Extremely compact, the vertical-handle clamps have holding capacities from 150 to 750 lbs. Click Here.
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Have your say. Between now and May 25, 2007, the EU is looking for input from engineers in the electronics industry. Take advantage of this opportunity to contribute input by completing the questionnaire posted by IPC. The study may result in recommendations for revisions in both directives. Read More
Engineer's Portal for High-Performance PlasticsIn partnership with Solvay
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Washer CatalogBokers | Product BriefBoker's free, 56-page 2006 Catalog has over 20,000 non-standard sizes available with no tool charges. Outside diameters of 0.080 inches to 5.140 inches, a wide range of IDs , thicknesses and 2,000 material variations provide millions of possibilities.
SPEC CatalogAssociated Spring-Raymond, Barnes Group Inc. | Product CatalogAssociated Spring-Raymond’s SPEC® Catalog includes its newest in-stock, precision-engineered springs and washers for your prototyping and design needs. Included in the 25-plus product categories and specifications on 13,000 part numbers are Clover® Spring Washers. All products are listed in both metric and English dimensions.
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What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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