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2014-06-25 23:09:32

Oerlikon Metco now offers carbides materials that extend uptime and lower operating costs with application-tailored carbide products. The surface solutions company develops reliable coatings technology products that protect components against wear under extreme conditions. Westbury, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The widespread demand for increased uptime solutions encourages Oerlikon Metco to develop reliable surface technology products that protect components against wear under extreme...

2014-06-18 08:29:11

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MMATech [http://www.mma-tech.com ] Ltd, developing an acetabular liner for total hip implants, produced with a revolutionary, novel, advanced, low-friction and wear-resistant polyimide material, will be opening an investment round after excellent clinical results in recent pilot studies. Due to a constant increase in human life expectancy, more people require Total Hip Replacement surgeries, a field generating billions of...

2013-09-25 23:32:09

WEAR ME OUT has inked an agreement with The Singer Group in a move toward a significant expansion of its fitness and casual wear line in the coming year. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 WEAR ME OUT has inked an agreement with The Singer Group in a move toward a significant expansion of its fitness and casual wear line in the coming year. Under this pivotal contract with The Singer Group, WEAR ME OUT will be distributed through Nexcom Naval Exchanges, which is best know for...

Mechanism Behind Wear At The Atomic Scale Shown By Penn Research
2013-01-30 15:16:33

University of Pennsylvania Wear is a fact of life. As surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their original shape. With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape and surface structure, wear affects nanoscale objects more strongly than it does their macroscale counterparts. Worse, the mechanisms behind wear processes are better understood for things like car engines than nanotech devices. But now, researchers at the...

2012-01-25 12:56:15

Taking inspiration from the yellow fattail scorpion, which uses a bionic shield to protect itself against scratches from desert sandstorms, scientists have developed a new way to protect the moving parts of machinery from wear and tear. A report on the research appears in ACS' journal Langmuir. Zhiwu Han, Junqiu Zhang, Wen Li and colleagues explain that "solid particle erosion" is one of the important reasons for material damage or equipment failure. It causes millions of dollars of damage...

2010-10-27 08:22:00

AMSTERDAM, October 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Tribute Website Provides Laureate Research on In-Vitro Fertilization, Revolutionary Processes in Physics and Chemistry, and Labor and Housing Market Theory Elsevier, the leading scientific, technical and medical publisher announced today the launch of a Nobel tribute website (http://www.elsevier.com/nobel) to honor nine 2010 Nobel laureates and provide free access to their research published by Elsevier. The 2010 Laureates...

2009-08-18 10:44:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The NanoSteel((R) )Company, a leader in nanostructured steel alloy surface technology solutions, announces that it has been awarded its fourth R&D 100 Award for the development of "Hardmetal Alternative Wear Plate Technology: NanoSteel Super Hard Steel((R) )Wear Plate." NanoSteel wear plate is an iron-based steel overlay solution for use in extreme high-wear industrial service environments as an alternative to composite carbide overlay and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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