Stevens thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) are for medical and surgical devices. These TPUs do not contain plasticizers and are suitable for high-performance products used in critical "can't fail" medical situations. Stevens Urethane Film, Sheet, and Tubing for Medical Applications brochure includes tables that compare the properties of urethane, such as elongation, tear, and strength, with other flexible materials such as PVC. Information on products using TPUs is also included.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
With strong marketplace demand for qualified engineers across the board that currently outstrips the available supply, there may never be a better time for engineers and project managers to advance their careers and salaries. Whether those moves are successful in the short-term and long-term is likely to depend on how the transition from one job to the next is handled.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.