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Putting An End To Shear Band: New Research Finds A Solution

An international team of researchers from across the globe have been hard at work to figure out how to control the “shear band” defect that occurs in metals during the manufacturing process. Their hard work has led to the discovery of how exactly to control this problem that is faced by many manufacturers today. Many manufacturers have experienced the inconvenience of shear banding, an issue that typically arises during the high speed machining of metals commonly used throughout the ...

US scientists create ‘friction-free’ material

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to use diamonds and graphene to create a new material combination that demonstrates so-called superlubricity. Led by nanoscientist Ani Sumant of Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) and Argonne Distinguished Fellow Ali Erdemir of Argonne’s Energy Systems Division, the Argonne team combined diamond nanoparticles, small patches of graphene, and a diamond-like carbon material to create ...

Two Component Flame Retardant Epoxy Developed for Aerospace Industry

Developed primarily for specialty aviation applications, Master Bond EP90FR-V is a two part epoxy system that passes the vertical burn test portion of the FAR standard 14 CFR 25.853(a) for flame retardancy. This enables it to be used in aviation applications including interior panels, door frame lining and floor/door assemblies. EP90FR-V has a convenient one to one mix ratio by weight and a moderate viscosity of 20,000-40,000 cps. This system is suitable for bonding, sealing, coating, ...