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Ann R. Thryft
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Innovative designs and versatile materials
Ann R. Thryft   2/28/2014 12:52:46 PM
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The microPEM pins are so tiny you can barely see them with the naked eye, at least with my eyes unaided by glasses. The sample Penn gives out is so small and lightweight--2 super thin 1.5in diameter disks fastened together--it kept flying out of the pocket in my notebook (not a computer, an actual paper device I use to take notes on). I was also impressed by the many uses of silicone for adhesives, coatings, and other apps: it's a truly versatile material.

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bobjengr   3/3/2014 5:21:55 PM
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Ann--I have used Penn fasteners and can "testify" they really do a great job depending upon the application.  The micro-devices are ideal for the applications you mention in your post.  I was very surprised at the shear and tensile some designs can tolerate.   I'm really sorry I missed the show.  Certainly seems like a great experience and I look forward to other posts you make relative to your visit. 

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Ann R. Thryft   3/4/2014 1:32:30 PM
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Thanks for that input, bobjengr. I've done several posts from that show, as have the rest of us who went. Here are my others:
igus plastic bearings
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=271925
3D printing
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=271813
Baxter Robot
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=271846
SABIC's carbon composites for medical devices
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=271732
Disease-fighting materials
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=271712



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