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Tactile pressure sensor film technology

Pressurex-micro Green 'improves visual detail, is environmentally friendly and lowers costs'

Analytical tools precisely control Nylon characteristics and production

Nylon - a versatile synthetic thermoplastic used widely to manufacture nylon fibres, such as rope

Carbon fabric speeds up Olympic rowing boat

Result is a faster boat as a direct consequence of reduced weight and increased stiffness

Carbon fibre fabric weighs in at 43gsm

TeXtreme is currently mainly produced using carbon fibre, but can be produced using other materials as well

Cyanoacrylate adhesive gives 'instant cure'

New from Master Bond is a clear, high-strength, 'instant cure' cyanoacrylate adhesive designated MB297

O-rings offered with coloured coatings

New coloured coatings could be used to differentiate between O-rings of different materials or similar dimensions

Two-component urethane suits moulding

Adiprene Duracast two-component urethane system is said to offer better ease of use as well as higher toughness and improved durability

Plastic could harness waste infrared radiation

Inexpensive way to produce plastic sheets containing billions of nanoantennas that collect heat energy generated by the sun and other sources

Elastomer offer benefits for processors

Keltan EPDM grades from DSM Elastomers provide opportunities for new coloured products, plus the materials are easier to process

Cylindrical bushings are made from a composite bearing material

Developed specially to operate with marginal lubrication

Increasing machine productivity with shock absorbers

Reduces downtime and maintenance costs

Sub-nanometre resolution

Capacitive multi-channel measurement system

Do not let the surface coating of parts be an afterthought

Nemanja Marinvovic outlines the benefits of looking at surface treatments early in the design process

Modules stop rodless cylinders mid-stroke

Provide one or more accurate mid-stroke stop positions

Standard defines nanotechnology terms

ISO has published ISO/TS 27687:2008

Heat-treatable gold alloy offers higher strength

Considerable amount of research and experimentation was required to find a gold that would be strong enough to create a practical jug

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