Not only small components, even bulky components made of fiber-reinforced plastic can be joined together strongly. Laser-made components can find their applications in the form of airplane fuselages, load-bearing structures for cars, components of boat hulls, rocket tanks, aircraft components and rotary blades.
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This grade features high flexural fatigue endurance, heat resistance, impact strength, 250 pounds of tensile strength and good abrasion strength. Sarlink combines the performance characteristics of thermoset rubber, with the ease of plastic processing. Sarlink is a thermoplastic vulcanisate based on dynamically vulcanized ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber particles dispersed in a polypropylene (PP) matrix. Sarlink TPVs are also used in various other applications, such as wires and cables, pipe seals and under the hood.
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The new products initially consist of two ranges with melting points around 250°C and 315°C, with a very low moisture pick up and a biobased content up to 70%. Their unique properties make them particularly suitable for highly technical metal replacement applications in consumer electronics and automotive applications, when high-temperature resistance and dimensional stability are requested and where plastics could not be used before.
Arkema recently launched Rilsan® HT, a flexible HTPA to replace metal and save costs in highly technical automotive applications.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
"Laser-sintered EOS PEEK HP3 components have outstanding heat- and corrosion-resistant properties that make them ideal for aerospace," said Bob Evans, Area Sales Manager - Central Region at EOS of North America. "The P 800 purchase is just one more example of how Royal explores and advances new technologies with, and on behalf of, their customers."
EOS PEEK HP3 is a high-performance polymer, belonging to the group of polyaryletherketones - with a melt point of 372°C/702°F. It is widely known for its outstanding material properties, including flame and temperature resistance, chemical resistance, high tensile strength, light weight, biocompatibility and sterilizability - properties that make it attractive for aerospace, medical, automotive and industrial applications. PEEK HP3 from EOS is the only PEEK-type polymer available for
The sintering platform, an enhanced EOS P800, boasts a large build volume measuring (700x380x550)mm. The additive nature of the process, in which parts are melted or sintered together from many thin layers of powdered material, lends itself to design complexities that are not manufacturable through traditional machining or injection molding processes.
Royal acquired the EOSINT P 800 as part of an ongoing project funded by the United States Air Force and Navy. The company has worked closely with two of the largest air defense contractors on the project and is adding to existing military guidelines for
Royal will attend SME RAPID 2010 (May 18-20, Anaheim,