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2011-12-02 01:17:08

They should prove a challenge for the athletes, but not put them in danger: bobsled runs have to be simulated before being built. This simulation is based on the friction levels of the runners on the ice. Now it has become possible to measure these levels accurately. These results will help build the run for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Lightning fast, the sled bolts down the icy run. Will the team make it to the finish faster than their competitors? The tension in the crowd depends...

2011-12-01 11:13:14

Earthquakes are some of the most daunting natural disasters that scientists try to analyze. Though the earth's major fault lines are well known, there is little scientists can do to predict when an earthquake will occur or how strong it will be. And, though earthquakes involve millions of tons of rock, a team of University of Pennsylvania and Brown University researchers has helped discover an aspect of friction on the nanoscale that may lead to a better understanding of the disasters....

2011-10-23 07:00:00

Automated solution for high-speed top and bottom labeling, scanning, and verification PLYMOUTH, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 23, 2011 Superior Paper Handling Solutions peaked interest with the release of their newest high-speed system â“ the XpressStar â“ at this yearâs Graph Expo in Chicago. The latest turnkey system is ideal for high-speed top and bottom labeling, barcode/UPC scanning, printing, and verification/inspection with...

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2011-10-14 07:18:02

Most earthquakes that are seen, heard, and felt around the world are caused by fast slip on faults. While the earthquake rupture itself can travel on a fault as fast as the speed of sound or better, the fault surfaces behind the rupture are sliding against each other at about a meter per second. But the mechanics that underlie fast slip during earthquakes have eluded scientists, because it´s difficult to replicate those conditions in the laboratory. “We still largely don´t...

2011-09-15 16:30:00

A curable silicone coating promotes ease of cleaning and decreases tack Carpinteria, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 NuSil Technology LLC (http://www.nusil.com), a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for engineering industries, announces the release of R-1182, a one-part, acetoxy-cured, low-coefficient-of-friction silicone coating. R-1182 is dispersed in Tert-Butyl Acetate, a non-volatile, organic component solvent. This smooth coating is curable at room temperature...

2011-06-07 09:45:00

ELGIN, Ill., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Simrit today announced that it will showcase its material and coating innovations that address abrasion and friction issues in critical aerospace applications during the 49th International Paris Air Show. Simrit, a global supplier of customized material and technology solutions for the aerospace industry, will demonstrate its new low-temperature polyurethane material and low-friction coating process during the show that runs from June 20 to 26 in...

2011-04-25 11:54:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To better meet customer needs for more robust seals, Simrit has developed an advanced surface treatment process to improve seal function and service life. Simrit's Reduced Friction by Nanotechnology (RFN) method is one of the newest tools available for enhancing seal performance. Sealing components made of elastomeric materials have inherently high surface energies (tackiness) and a high coefficient of friction (COF). Therefore, when an...

2011-03-26 00:00:29

Internationally Recognized Certification Measures Consistency in Process, Procedure and Quality Performance in Manufacture of Friction Materials Akron, OH (PRWEB) March 25, 2011 GMP Friction Products, a world leader manufacturing powdered metal friction products for clutch plates and brake pads, recently received certification for ISO 9001:2008. "ISO 9001:2008 signifies we have taken the extra measure of documenting the policies and standards to ensure consistent compliance with our...


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