Slip, Grip, Friction and Temperature

It’s winter in New England and another snowstorm is on the way. If you watch the news, you’ll hear about travel delays, airline cancellations and the associated costs of disruptions to business during this time of year. I often wonder how they calculate the actual economic impact and yesterday provided a tiny bit of insight.

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Have it Your Way: HYTAC Custom Cast

We’ve seen a lot of new, custom cast requirements in recent weeks. These tend to be large or oversized parts where a standard, stock-sized piece of syntactic foam will not do the job.  In most cases, these projects are the result of multiple discussions with customers on specific application requirements. While we have always offered this service, it has sometimes been unclear what options are available and what the limitations are. Now we are releasing new product data sheets (PDS) on custom cast work as well as new HTYAC LPX.

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5 Creative Ways to Use Syntactic Foam in Thermoforming

“Necessity is the mother of innovation.” This is certainly true on many a factory floor where creative minds develop new solutions to problems large and small every day. In the world of thermoforming, toolmakers and processors have proven themselves capable of solving myriad challenges through both complex engineering and plain old line-level tinkering.

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Plug Assisted Thermoforming of Multilayer Sheet

SPECIAL GUEST POST: Sven Engelmann, Dipl. -Ing. Director of Research & Development, EBB Microparts, Crailsheim, Germany

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