This is a monthly information service for manufacturers, suppliers, and users of performance plastics. It includes market and industry news, new materials and processing, performance applications, environmental issues, technological developments, and an events calendar.
The object of this publication is to provide practical guidance on assessing the useful service life of plastics. It describes test procedures and extrapolation techniques together with the inherent limitations and problems.
This leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial instrumentation for the process control and data acquisition industries published a 350 page Product Handbook, volume 17, 2005 edition.
The European Plastics and Rubber Directory is a unique directory that will keep users in touch with the European plastics and rubber industries across the whole of Europe.
Parker Fluid Control Division, New Britain, CT, is offering its new 24/7 Catalog, which features information on Skinner and Gold Ring solenoid valves. The valves, which are suitable for medical instrumentation, are available for shipping within 24 to 48 hours. Information: 440-205-7869.
This four-page product bulletin profiles PEM self-locating projection weld nuts. These fasteners provide load-bearing threads in metal sheets too thin to tap and incorporate unique engineering to help promote cost-effective and efficient component assembly.
The Allied Electronics Product Catalog contains reference data and purchasing information for
Literature from 4th State Inc., Belmont, CA, offers a look at gas plasma processing and systems. Plasma surface engineering can improve product quality and consistency, reduce friction, and establish or improve biocompatibility.
A new guide from Integrated Biosciences Inc., Lewisberry, PA, presents a series of questions and answers to help readers determine if outsourcing is right for them. It also examines how to gain the greatest return on investment through outsourcing. Information: 610-866-8654.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Cincinnati, has a new CD that gives detailed information about its line of EVP proportional control valves, which can control flow ranging from 0 to greater than 20 liters per minute.
Many experts say engineers misunderstand rubber because, unlike metals or plastics, it does not have “cut and dried” design criteria. To help with the selection process, Rubber Industries, Shakopee, MN, is offering readers a free CD containing a selection guide for polymer and rubber compounds.
The “liver chip” is an MIT project designed to culture liver tissue. It’s seen as a tool for drug discovery and development including drug metabolism and toxicology. The chip’s cell-holding scaffolds are made of laser-machined polymers.
The Series 31 i and 32 i CNC controllers feature FANUC reliability and quality as well as greatly enhanced specifications such as an increased number of simultaneously executed CNC programs, exceptional surface finishing capabilities, increased speed, and improved ease of use.
Medical device engineers work in a world characterized by innovation and invention, but it is also a land run by legal truths and consequences. This article provides an overview of patent and trademark law to help engineers traverse the legal terrain.