This inorganic, water-dispersed, alumina-filled ceramic adhesive is made to bond and seal thermocouple probes in high-temperature environments up to 3,200F (1,760C). It can be put on with a brush, spatula or syringe, and cures in one to two hours at 700F. It gets stronger the hotter it gets, with tensile-shear strength of 900 psi through curing at 1,000F. It's an inert, chemically-resistant adhesive that won't outgas in ultra high vacuum, and, as an electrical insulator, has a resistivity of 109 Ŕ-cm and a dielectric strength of 250 V/mil. It can also be used in the assembly of dense ceramic components used in ultra-high vacuum equipment, repairing of ceramic saggar plates, and bonding and coating of platinum/rhodium resistance wires to aluminum oxide heaters and other applications.
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 donít. 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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