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Accelerated Weathering Testing to Standard SAE J2527

Accelerated weathering testing to standard SAE J2527 is another popular weathering test method, which exposes exterior automotive materials to laboratory controlled xenon arc lights.

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Does the Coding for Polyamides Mean Anything to Designers and Processors?

Polyamides are macromolecules with repeating units linked by amide bonds.

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Reducing Wastes – Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is a trend that has existed in industry for years. Although, it is a very simple idea – do the same or more production with less work, without sacrificing quality.

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What are Robotic Systems Integrators?

Integration is the process of programming and outfitting industrial robots so they can perform automated manufacturing tasks.

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The Hidden Attributes of Polycarbonate

When polycarbonate (PC) first appeared in the market over 50 years ago, the immediate appeal was its amazing impact resistance compared to other transparent rigid thermoplastics at that time. 

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How Can Metallic Impurities be Eliminated? | Mo’s Corner

Mo explains the use of metal separators.

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Industry 4.0 – Where Exactly Does Robotics Fit into it?

Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution that will take the manufacturing industry by storm. It is a form of radical and disruptive innovation that will see an enormous opportunity for the manufacturing industry.

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Can Environmental Stress Cracking Be Avoided?

Environmental stress cracking (ESC) is the development of cracks and eventual catastrophic failure due to a combination of mechanical stress (from external loading or from moulding strain) and exposure to an ‘aggressive’ chemical (a ‘near […]

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How Does AGS’s Closed Loop Toll Granulation Work?

Aylesbury Granulation Services (AGS) work with a number of plastic manufacturing firms, both injection moulding and extrusion, with their closed loop toll granulation service.

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AKI’s High Surface Finish Cosmetics

Surface Finish Encapsulates the degree of roughness and variation on the surfaces of a part.

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