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2011-12-30 12:00:00

Wisconsin Oven designed and manufactured a gas fired batch oven to cure composite honeycomb material used in aircraft manufacturing. The curing oven has chamber dimensions of 12´0” wide x 28´0” long x 8´0” high and a maximum operating temperature of 500º F. The oven was designed with the capacity to heat the oven and 6,500 pound load of composite and steel fixtures from 70° to 400° F within one (1) hour and cool down to 150° F within 30...

2011-12-22 08:00:00

Polygon Company is proud to announce the launch of a new brand initiative, "Innovation Beyond Metals." Walkerton, Indiana (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Polygon Company is proud to announce the launch of a new brand initiative, "Innovation Beyond Metals." Polygon products have always been produced for the superior benefits provided to both OEMs and the end users of their products. The new brand message will focus on how Polygon's innovative engineered composite products bring better performance...

Insect Cuticle Inspires Low-Cost Material With Exceptional Strength, Toughness
2011-12-14 03:45:28

"Shrilk" could one day replace plastic in consumer products, be used to suture wounds, and serve as scaffolding for tissue regeneration Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a new material that replicates the exceptional strength, toughness, and versatility of one of nature's more extraordinary substances -- insect cuticle. Also low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material, called "Shrilk," could one day...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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