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.
Why would the biggest connector company in the world design and build the first fully functional 3D-printed motorcycle? To show TE Connectivity's engineers what the technology can really do in making working load-bearing production parts, and free up their thinking when approaching design problems.
The enhanced ST8 includes new functionality designed to help users accelerate design speed and improve the user’s ability to leverage synchronous technology. The update offers greater flexibility in choice of platform and purchasing options, according to the company.
“How can European standards affect me, especially since I only use machines built in the US?” This is a common question, and one way to answer this is to look at how machine safety is enforced, where the information comes from, and how well you can prove you followed the regulations.
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