Research Inc.'s latest curing system uses aluminum reflectors to focus high-intensity infrared lamps where needed for curing and drying applications. It provides surface curing for rubber extrusions, dry adhesives and coatings on rubber or metal, and offers in-process curing between layers of multi-layer cable. Different models process diameters from / inch up to 4 inches. It comes with the Model 4069 ChamberIR heater, an operator interface pedestal with a Watlow PID controller, a split quartz liner, height adjustment with ±15 degrees of tilt off horizontal, and convenient connection points for power, water and air. The unit has optional features such as an optical pyrometer for product temperature monitoring, product break sensing to shut power down if the line breaks, and an air nozzle kit to bring forced air into the heating chamber to assist curing and drying. Single- and dual-chamber models are available, the latter allowing fragile product to run through the system without breaking or drooping.
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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