Friday, June 4, 2010 - 17:24
Its friction is remarkably low. Resistance to seizure is superior to soft metals. But what about wear? It is just plastic, after all.
For polytetrafluoroethyelene (PTFE), sliding against metal, the results may surprise you. Here's a little secret to going the distance in your next design.
Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 17:06
Numerous factors promote friction between surfaces. But what if the force of attraction is strong enough to cause seizing, material breakage during motion? Next time follow these good practices in your design.
Friday, May 7, 2010 - 18:14
Brescia, Northern Italy — Everyone knows the benefit of hot dip galvanizing for corrosion protection. Today iron, steel and other metallic surfaces bonded with layers of zinc can last a lifetime. Here's what one company is doing to revolutionize the business, anyway.
Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 00:15
Norwalk, OH — Be seen in darkness. That's the message a new powder coat technology is bringing to our night landscape and world.
Monday, April 19, 2010 - 16:09
St. Louis, MO — You don't have to hunt Alaskan King Crab on the treacherous Bering Sea to know the perils of corrosion. Finally, a "smart" coating that protects both our metal and the environment.
Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 14:02
Surface roughness (also referred to as surface "texture") is the irregularity of finish. Imagine microscopic peaks and valleys, characterized by differences in shape, height and distance of separation (waviness). What's just right for you?
Friday, April 16, 2010 - 14:03
Glen Allen, Va — Bandwidth data networking proliferates. And the automotive sector will be a leading driver. Opportunities abound for both designers of products and manufacturers of EMI / RFI shielding coatings, alike. Here, Robert Nolan of NanoMarkets explains why.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 13:22
Marietta, GA — No superhero armor, you say? Fighting the new villain "Whiplash" is not on your to-do list? Well, you don't have to be Tony Stark, Marvel’s® industrialist and master engineer of Iron Man™ 2, to know about this protective finish.
Monday, April 12, 2010 - 15:02
Keystone, SD — Rock dust covers you from head to toe. There you are, hanging in a leather sling, over the side of the cliff. The jackhammer in your arms weighs almost half your body weight. Already, it's time to replace another dull bit.
Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 11:08
Your equipment sounds noisy. Parts are loosening. Movement nears a halt. Surface damage can show itself in many ways. And it is not always predictable in design, we know. But here you are. What will you do?