The 1B9 and 1C9 Series of fine-pitch, extruded-brass, and steel-pinion wire eliminates intricate gear-hobbing or grinding operations to enable production quantities of small gears. The wire is available in 64, 48, 24, and 32 pitch and in both 20- and 14 1/2-degree pressure angles. Applications for small gears include business machines, computer input/output devices, and instrumentation.
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More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
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