Materials & Material Processing

Materials & Material Processing

Microcell Foam Boards support fine detail work.

October 20, 2014

Featuring uniform, ultra-smooth design, LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4600 Microcell prototype and modeling foam boards cut crisply and support fine detail work, satisfying needs of boat makers. In lower densities, products are suitable for hand-carved models, prototypes, and decorative fixtures. Higher densities are easily milled by machine to create intricate tooling. Tight microcell texture creates superfine surface that can be finished and painted without filling and sanding. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Corrosion-Resistant Aluminum Alloy combines strength, weldability.

October 20, 2014

Issued MIL-DTL-32505 by USARL, 7017 aluminum alloy can be used on combat vehicles for ballistic protection as well as for advanced armor solutions. Balance of elements optimizes stress-corrosion cracking resistance while maintaining high strength and weldability. Intended for commercial plate and defense end-uses, corrosion-resistant alloy offers weld compatibility that affords armored vehicle designers flexibility to incorporate different design characteristics. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Polyurethane Potting Compound is environmentally friendly.

October 20, 2014

Intended for electronic applications with low toxicity requirements, 20-2121 Polyurethane is made from natural oil polyol, meets FDA food contact requirements, and does not contain TDI, MbOCA, or Mercury. Plant-based potting, casting, and encapsulating compound, exhibiting minimal shrinkage or exotherm, offers elastomeric properties that limit stress on electronics. Tensile strength is 2,000 psi, tear strength is 119 PLI, mixed viscosity is 2,000 cps at 25°C, and gel time is 20 min at 60°C. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Machinery & Machining Tools

Optical Manufacturing Systems feature impact-resistant spindle.

October 20, 2014

Comprising ultra-precision diamond turning, micro-grinding, and micro-milling systems, V-Series provides 8 pm feedback resolution for all linear axes. Impact Resistant Porous Graphite air bearing work spindle offers radial and axial runout of less than 12.5 mm throughout 10,000 rpm range. NanoSMART™ HMI, featuring touch/swipe gesture interactive display, is coupled with 64-bit Delta Tau 1 GHz Power PMAC Motion Controller with up to 40,000 block lookahead for advanced trajectory calculations. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Foam/Tooling Boards and Material promote engineering flexibility.

October 20, 2014

Accommodating design engineers, LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4600 Microcell Series uniform, ultra-smooth foam board cuts crisply and supports fine detail work. LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 Tooling Board Series of dimensionally stable, rigid, high-density, epoxy-urethane tooling boards withstands temperatures to 350°F continuous (400°F peak). With cellular structure and cross-linked resin, LAST-A-FOAM® FST-3800 Performance Series rigid foam core material satisfies aerospace FST and heat-release requirements. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Cellulose Filter Media enhances clarity and performance.

October 17, 2014

Produced from virgin pulp, HydroFlow® HYDROFIBER® is 100 pure and natural powdered cellulose filter media that promotes cake filtration for filtering and removing fine particulate from metalworking fluids. Media mixes to form slurry for uniform distribution and can be mixed with removed contaminate for multiple disposal options. Compatible with various pressure filter styles, this non-abrasive, food-grade filter media aids recovery of precious metals with low ash content upon incineration. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Low Noise Active Mixer covers 4-23 GHz RF frequency range.

October 16, 2014

Housed in lead-free, 1.5 x 1.2 mm TDFN surface mount plastic package, Model MAMX-011023 is designed for down frequency conversion and supports very low noise of 7 dB typical. Discrete mixer has ultra wide IF of 8 GHz, conversion gain of 9 dB at 12 GHz, and low power consumption at 3 V/15 mA. Fabricated using GaAs process, which features full passivation, MAMX-011023 can be biased from single positive supply and used for either lower sideband or upper sideband mixing. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Color Concentrates provide impact strength.

October 15, 2014

Suitable for molded products such as pails, trash cans, and chairs, TekTuff™ Concentrates optimize toughness of polyolefins while imparting same bright colors available with corresponding unmodified concentrates. In ASTM D5628-10 falling dart tests, products withstood greater impact force than standard concentrates, typically enduring up to 161 ft-lb/in., compared with 96 for unmodified colorants. Read More