Star Thermoplastics Division of
Star Alloys & Rubbers Inc.'s StarGrip-X 5000 series is a TPE line formulated
for applications needing enhanced grip and improved feel. The new grades can be
injection molded or extruded into thick or thin parts. Suggested applications
include athletic products grips, kitchen and garden utensil handles, toolbox
and luggage handles, power tool handles and grips, and sheets for special
grades and samples are available, and can be custom formulated for any special
need. This includes grades in hardnesses ranging from Shore A 30 to 70, in
black, natural or custom colors and with different specific gravities to
achieve the ideal surface look, finish and feel. Applications include athletic
products grips, kitchen and garden utensil handles, toolbox and luggage
handles, power tool handles and grips, and sheets for special products.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.