Evonik Industries' Vestamid HTplus M1533 is a 30 percent glass
fiber-reinforced compound that contains an internal lubricant. Reducing
friction and minimizing abrasion,the
polyphthalamide (PPA) amplifies the durability of gearbox components and
reduces the energy consumed in the application. The material extends the repair
intervals because gearbox components made from Vestamid HTplus M1533 are
self-lubricating. The new compound can be used in gear wheels, friction
bearings and ball bearing cages. Vestamid HTplus M1533 is available in two colors:
natural and black.
Evonik is also adding 45 percent glass
fiber-reinforced Vestamid HTplus M10345 to its PPA range. This
thermally stable black compound is suitable for injection molding applications
that must withstand extremely high temperatures. Besides high chemical
resistance, molded parts made of Vestamid HTplus offer
high dimensional stability and mechanical properties such as rigidity and
tensile strength. Vestamid HTplus is suited for applications in which
metals have traditionally been used. In addition to corrosion resistance, lower
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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