Selecting the perfect gasket is an important step in the design of a process system as choosing the correct gasket from the beginning can result in significant savings due to longer gasket life, reduced gasket failure and lower leak rates. Some of the important points to be considered are temperature ,pressure, application and media!
Craig, thanks for a clear, thorough summary of gasket choices in the different application areas that Design News covers. I especially appreciate the fact that your discussion combines gasket types, materials, and uses with the related adhesives, as appropriate.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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