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Fastening, Joining, & Assembly

Fastening, Joining, & Assembly

Toolholders

This company's line of specialized toolholders is designed for the accuracy and close tolerances required for aerospace component machining. The Thermolock(TM)Shrink Fit toolholders are said to eliminate centrifugal and vibration problems inherent to high speed machining, allowing optimal material removal. Other products available include Extra Extended-Length and mill holders, HSK shell mill holders, and NMTB style holders.

Command Tooling Systems, 13931 Sunfish Lake Blvd., Ramsey, MN 55303; FAX (800) 555-7694; www.commandtool.com .

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Ceramic-based adhesive

Ceramabond(TM)503 is a high temperature ceramic-based adhesive used in the production of heating modules in space vehicles and drop-tube vacuum furnaces. The product has a reported dielectric strength of 250V per mil, and after curing will not outgas in a vacuum. Other applications include bonding and coating temperature probes, strain gauges, and oxygen.

Aremco Products, Box 517 707-B Executive Blvd., Valley Cottage, NY 10989-0989; FAX (201) 337-1012; www.aremco.com .

Anti-seize paste

Molykote(R)P37 High Temperature paste is designed to prevent stress corrosion and cracking in high-temperature environments while delivering high lubricity and load-carrying capacity. The paste is said to work with stainless steel, ni-monic steel and other alloys, and protects metals from sulfur and halogens, including chlorine, fluorine, and bromine.

Dow Corning Corp., Box 0994, Midland, MI 48686-0994; FAX (517) 496-8026; www.dowcorning.com .

Fasteners

This company's line of miniature self-clinching fasteners is made of stainless steel and available with locking and non-locking threads for use in thin sheet metal applications. The self-locking versions provide a prevailing torque on the mating and a dry film lubricant finish to aid installation. The fasteners also feature an aggressive knurl designed to withstand a high torque-out resistance after installation.

Captive Fastener Corp., 19 Thornton Rd., Oakland, NJ 07436; FAX (201) 337-1012; www.captive-fastener.com .

Heat-resistant epoxy

EP101HTAO is a two component epoxy compound for potting, casting encapsulation, and sealing up to 500F. The manufacturer says that the epoxy is made of heat-resistant liquid epoxy resin and a curing agent which presents minimal toxicological hazards. Epoxy can be cured at between -275 and 400F, and can be used in electronic applications where a high degree of heat dissipation is desirable.

Master Bond Inc., 154 Hobart St., Hackensack, NJ 07601; FAX (201) 343-2132; www.masterbond.com .

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