This formaldehyde-free tape system is part of Adchem's 300 series. It uses the quick-stick properties found in rubber-based systems and the temperature performance of acrylic systems. It offers maximum performance at a lower price, with a differential caliper coating of 1.7 mils on the exposed side and 1.3 mils on the liner side, and typical peel values of 72 oz-inch width on the exposed side and 64 oz-inch on the liner side. It has many liner options including 55-lb densified Kraft, 74-lb polycoated paper, 12-point board and a 2-mil PET liner. It is made for substrate-bonding applications, and is useful for low surface energy materials and foams such as cross-linked polyethylene, low perms, ethers and esters.
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.