This is a vibration-resistant, ceramic-filled, fast-setting epoxy that is perfect for bonding with ceramic wear tiles such as the ones used to line chutes, ducts, centrifuges and other components, and can also bond to metal, glass and plastic. It has a flexural strength of 11,800 psi, and a high tensile shear strength of 2,350 psi. It has an operating temperature of up to 400F, and resists acids, alkalis, organic fluids, and salts. The black, 100 percent solids epoxy is mixed at 100 parts resin and 13 parts hardener by weight. It cures within 24 hours at room temperature and in 30 minutes at 200F. The machinable cured product has a Shore-D hardness of 84, and a linear shrinkage of .004 inches/inches. It comes in pint, quart and gallon kits. Aremco Products Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4928-618
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.