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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

Waterjet cutting creates new opportunities for product designers

Processes are now suitable for the economical production

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

Coating delivers significant performance improvements

High-performance polymer, heightens resistance to wear and corrosion in extreme environments, such as automotive, electronics

Materials selection software is simpler to use

A new version of Granta Design's CES Selector software is said to be easier to use, plus it offers introduces new functions for eco design, cost analysis and more

First production run with catalyst technology

Claimed to combine high catalyst activity, the potential for significant energy savings and new product opportunities

Polymers with nanoparticles could create self-healing paints

Process creates versatile polymer latex product; it can be used to create scratch-resistant paints in which the scratches ‘heal’ themselves

Nanocoatings reduce friction and wear

Researchers in the USA are working on nanocoatings that could be used to reduce energy consumption and extend the working life of mechanical components

High-speed scribing machine

The XF510Sr can achieve markings of 0.2mm in depth on almost any metal; process is also quiet, says maker Technifor

Wood-based plastic is safe enough for toys

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new plastic, Arboform, that is based on lignin, a waste product from paper manufacturing

Improved analysis of composite structures

Helius:MCT is a new software package from Firehole Technologies that is claimed to be the most advanced composite analysis package on the market

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