Minnesota Rubber and Plastics Launches New Content Rich Website

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics has announced the launch of its new website www.mnrubber.com The new site is a valuable technology resource for design engineers needing sealing solutions, rubber-to-metal bonding in custom rubber and thermoplastic parts and assemblies. Designed in the latest responsive format, the site provides easy viewing and navigation on desktops, tablets and mobile

Edge Protection Profiles Offered by J.W. Winco

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 2184 Edge Protection Profiles. The RoHS compliant GN 2184 edge protection profiles are installed on the front edge of metal sheets and plates, protecting the surfaces from damage by sharp edges. The edge finish additionally achieves an optical decorative effect,

Web Industries expands advanced composites development center to focus on thermoplastics

Newly expanded format processing facilities that will enable the aerospace industry to take advantage of thermoplastic composite materials have been brought online at Web Industries’ Atlanta Advanced Composites Center of Excellence. The company’s new Thermoplastic Composite Development and Qualification Center is specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the purpose of creating processes that format thermoplastic

Web Industries opens ply cutting and kitting operation (composite formatting) in Atlanta

Web Industries’ CAD Cut division has announced the opening of its Atlanta ply cutting and kitting operation located at Web’s Suwanee, Ga.-based Composites Center of Excellence. The new facility gives the booming aerospace manufacturing industry additional risk mitigation and outsourced capacity, critical supply chain benefits and virtually mistake-proof delivery of ply-formatted and kitted advanced composite

Cast polyurethane parts for high-impact, high-wear applications

Edited by Mike Santora When a Dutch ship builder required a new slipway liner that could handle a speedboat exiting and entering its offshore patrol vessel through a rear bay, the company selected a custom polyurethane from Argonics, a producer of wear-resistant urethane products, over other materials. The Dutch shipbuilder’s new urethane slipway liner was

Qutoplex High Performance Plastic From Minnesota Rubber & Plastics

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics specializes in metal to plastic component conversions using Qutoplex™ a proprietary high performance plastics (HPP). Proven to lower costs, reduce weight, increase corrosion resistance and perform better in many applications, Qutoplex™ is a new option for component designers. Qutoplex™ is another “first” in the advances in HPP technologies allowing conversions of

Innova Engineering announces establishment of new research and development facility

Innova Engineering recently opened a new Research and Development facility in Santa Ana, California. The new facility allows for an expansion of capabilities and services offered by the engineering firm. With over 22 years of experience in the product development industry, Innova Engineering supports manufacturers in the medical, aerospace, automotive and consumer product industries, utilizing computer simulation

Lubricants play critical role in space applications

Satellites must operate around the clock in a harsh and extreme environment. While they seem to glide gracefully through space, reaction wheels inside are constantly spinning at high speed to provide small but precise adjustments for the position and altitude. Essentially, the reaction wheel is a flywheel, where torque is applied to a single axis

Make the right choice for metal coating for the right application

by Alan Cain, Group Leader/Research Chemist, Chemline, Inc. Metals make it possible to have a variety of products, such as industrial production equipment, automobiles, aircraft, or consumer electronics. The corrosion metals are subject to, however, is a problem. Preventive measures, such as the right coating, can delay or eliminate corrosion. The annual cost of corrosion

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visit Weidmuller’s Industry 4.0 Cockpit at Hannover Messe

The U.S. was Partner Country at the 2016 Hannover Messe, the world’s most important trade fair focused on industrial technology. Companies from around the world exhibited their solutions for integrated industry at the Hannover Exhibition Center and had the opportunity to meet potential business partners during the week long April event. President Barack Obama had

Modern carbon graphite self-lubricating materials ideal for aerospace gearbox face seals

Metallized Carbon Corporation offers a variety of materials ideal for in aerospace gearbox applications, which run the hydraulic pumps, generators, and air conditioning compressors. Metcar materials feature a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties in a high speed environment, making them an excellent choice for aircraft gearbox face seals. To seal the oil

Instant brush on blackeners for metals

Eden Prairie, Minnesota: Birchwood Technologies 3 brush-on metal blackeners–Presto Black BST4, Antique Black M24, and Aluma Black A14 are now available in smaller, quart sized (32 oz.) bottles for easier application and handling, at a new lower price point. Presto Black BST4 Brush-On Ideal for most iron and steel components, Presto Black BST4 Brush-On is

Two-part stage aligns fibers in photonics

Computer-controlled fiber aligners help boost throughput in photonics-packaging applications. Before the telecom boom at the end of the millennium, fiber alignment in the manufacture of photonics products was a tedious manual task. Here’s a summary of the first designs to automate the job and what’s possible with today’s technology. Analog gradient search: The analog-phase demodulation

Rogers Corporation to exhibit new materials at IPC APEX Expo

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) will be exhibiting at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo, scheduled for March 15-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, NV). On the conference side, John Coonrod, Technical Marketing Manager for Rogers Advanced Connectivity Solutions, and author of the popular ROG Blog series, will present his paper on “High Frequency RF

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics receives 2015 best quality award from Xiamen Runner Industrial Corporation

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics has been awarded the 2015 Best Quality Award From Xiamen Runner Industrial Corporation of China. The annual award is presented to suppliers meeting the highest quality standards in a year and best among Xiamen’s thousands of suppliers. Founded in 1989, Xiamen Runner is a leading global manufacturer specializing in products for

First extremely low stress thermal interface material with EMI absorption capabilities

The Electronics Group of Henkel today announced that it has developed the market’s first-ever extremely low stress thermal interface material that unites thermal conductivity with EMI absorption capabilities. The latest in its line of BERGQUIST GAP PAD products, Henkel’s GAP PAD EMI 1.0 offers electronic specialists critical heat and electromagnetic energy control in a flexible,

BioCompatic USP Class VI alternative suited to extreme engineering and assembly applications

Cable engineering company, Northwire, Inc., in collaboration with precision cable connector leader LEMO is pleased to launch the second generation BioCompatic II for extreme engineering and cable assembly applications ranging from health care to industrial. A cost-effective upgrade to silicone – and a USP Class VI alternative – was engineered by Northwire specifically to create a

Thermacore Europe wins prestigious manufacturing award

Thermacore, Inc. has announced that Thermacore Europe is the winner of a silver EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Award. Based in Ashington, United Kingdom, Thermacore Europe was runner-up for the Business Efficiency Award. This award recognizes the company’s successful introduction of new operating practices to boost productivity and business performance. The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards are the

Practical insights into testing and using advanced circuit materials at DesignCon 2016

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) will be exhibiting and educating at the upcoming DesignCon (www.designcon.com). Now in its 21st year, DesignCon is a premiere event for design chip-circuit-and system-level engineers working on high-frequency analog and high-speed digital circuits. DesignCon 2016 is scheduled for January 19-21, 2016 (January 20-21 for the exhibition) at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Urethane Sealant and Encapsulant from EpoxySet

EpoxySet announces the release of the SetWorx U-SEAL 15FL. This state-of-the-art urethane has a 2:1 mix ratio that yields a durable, abrasion resistant sealant for plastics, metals and glass or can be used as an encapsulant where low stress is required. It offers excellent protection from moisture at temperatures up to 100° C. The U-SEAL

Work with stronger joints and lighter materials

by Mary C. Gannon, Senior Editor Enable consistent, strong and more efficient structures with friction stir welding. Traditionally, joining two separate pieces of metal requires a filler material, usually an alloy different from the base metal. For example, MIG and TIG welding is most common in the aluminum extrusion industry, but in some cases, adding

Former Bayer MaterialScience now legally and economically independent

Bayer MaterialScience is operating under the Covestro name. The company is now legally and economically independent, but will remain a 100 percent subsidiary of Bayer AG. Bayer wants to float Covestro on the stock market by mid-2016 at the latest in order to concentrate exclusively on the life sciences businesses. “Independence will enable us to

Rogers Corp’s high performance foams business unit changes name to Elastomeric Material Solutions

Effective today, the High Performance Foams Division of Rogers Corporation (NYSE: ROG) has officially changed its name to Elastomeric Material Solutions to better reflect the growing range of products and capabilities available to meet customer needs. “This name change is the result of productive input and dialogue with customers and employees from around the world,”

Custom materials for easier assembly

Better component or easier assembly performance often requires polymers, sometimes in custom blends. This can be true when designing fluid delivery systems, as well as in many static or dynamic applications. Minnesota Rubber and Plastics molds miniature components using custom blends of PEEK, polycarbonate, polysulphone, Nylon, polyethylene, polypropylene, FKM and EPDM elastomers. Many of these

Low thermal expansion epoxy from epoxySet

epoxySet announces the release of the EB-315, low thermal expansion epoxy, to the line of low expansion/ thermally conductive products. This versatile material can be used as an adhesive or encapsulant for semi-conductors and other microelectronics, a gasket sealing compound, wire bonder or any application where temperature cycling between -55°C and 230°C is required. The