These compounds are made for OEM applications such as strain relief, potting and encapsulating, forming nonscratching holding fixtures and edging and sealing felt belts and dryer fabric in the paper industry. The urethanes are castable, nonshrinking and waterproof, resisting abrasion, vibration, and temperature cycling indoors or out. They can take service temperatures up to 350F, but can cure at room temperature. They put out no VOC emissions, come in several viscosities with cured hardnesses from Shore A 78 (or lower with Flex-Add™ additive) to Shore A 97, tensile strengths to 3300 psi, tear resistances to 515 pli, and dielectric strengths to 350V/mil. The company's Flex-Add product can make Flexane 80 more flexible, and Flexane Accelerator can shorten curing times, even at temperatures as low as 30F.
Major changes are happening in the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing materials, machines, and software. If the industry -- and the design engineers and OEMs it serves -- are to grow, all three areas must become much more tightly integrated.
Americans spent more than $60B on their pets in 2015. Folks are definitely spending their money on more than dog food. We’re spending on things like dog spas and fancy toys, and as you can imagine, the wearables market is becoming well represented here.
Time was when sports equipment was made only from common, everyday, low-tech materials. But now sports equipment has a new, high-tech ingredient that is helping players take their game to the next level.
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