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Road car debut for Zircotec’s composites coating that enabled F1 teams to exploi
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 18:32

OXFORD – The ceramic based material that originally allowed F1 teams to exploit the ‘blown diffuser’ aerodynamic advantage has made its road car debut on Aston Martin’s One-77.

Magoxid-Coat® hard coat for magnesium protects from corrosion and wear
Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 14:36

WADSWORTH, OH— By virtually eliminating wear and corrosion from magnesium components, a patented coating dramatically increases the usefulness of this lightweight metal.

Hydrophil™-S solves water carry-over issues in heat exchangers
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 18:36

ALBUQUERQUE, NM— Super hydrophilic coating solves issues relating to water carry-over in heat exchangers, air cooling equipment for power and energy, food and industrial processing, HVAC and more.

Ceramic Reinforced Technologies Patented BN/PTFE Available
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 16:30

Ceramic Reinforced Technologies (CRT) now has evaluation samples of Boron Nitride/PTFE dispersions in organic solvents (synthetic esters) available, as well as CERFLON® FluoroCeramic (blended Boron Nitride/PTFE) powders, at different ratios.

Zircotec has developed a 24 carat gold backed variant of its ZircoFlex®
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 17:04

OXFORD – Engineers who previously had to rely on multiple products to protect composites and heat-sensitive parts from different forms of heat damage can now specify a single coating or heatshield from Zircotec.

Everlube Products solid film lubricants comply with many military specifications
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 15:21

PEACH TREEY CITY– GA Bonded solid film lubricants are unique products which utilize the special properties of a variety of lubricating solid materials. These solid lubricants are generally present in a binder matrix.

Poor quality control and workmanship results in catastrophic loss in paint adhes
Friday, November 23, 2012 - 12:28

Southampton, UK – All too often we see problems of poor paint adhesion, defects in film formation, the costs of repair. Yet, typically, records indicate compliance with specifications. How is this possible?

Industry News

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages, opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable electronic circuits, antennas and other technologies. The technique hinges on the fact that the oxide “skin” of the metal – which can be deposited or removed – acts as a surfactant, lowering the surface tension between the metal and the surrounding fluid.

Imagine being able to switch out the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a photo camera or flashlight. A team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are trying to accomplish just that, in partnership with a local San Diego engineering company.Rather than swapping out the whole battery, which is cumbersome and requires large, heavy equipment, engineers plan to swap out and recharge smaller units within the battery, known as modules.

William Killingsworth

U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. Here’s what it will take to turn things around.

U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. Here’s what it will take to turn things around.

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