More often than not, an O-ring makes for a great sealing element.
They seal over a wide range of pressure, temperature and tolerance.
Normally they require very little room, are readily available,...
On December 3, 2019
Form-in-place EMI gaskets, also known as FIP EMI gaskets, is a
robotically dispensed electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding
solution that is ideal for modern densely populated...
On November 27, 2019
Material selection for military applications requires careful
consideration, as there are strict requirements to ensure maximum
durability, security and of course performance. In munitions,
On November 26, 2019
Are you uncertain of what to look for when comparing material data
reports for various elastomers? Ever wonder about the impact
a seal’s durometer has in the application? Have you asked, ‘What...
On November 21, 2019
Most thermal pads, also known as thermally conductive gap filler
pads, thermal gap pads, or thermal gap filler pads, have many
different layer materials or carrier substrate options to choose
On November 14, 2019
We've all done it at least once: looked at a report, read the
numbers on it, and come up with exactly the wrong conclusion.
Pass/fail limits and results are printed right there, but for some
On November 13, 2019
I have had many discussions with customers as to the value of using
an ASTM elastomer compound description on their prints to define a
specific application or elastomer requirement versus listing...
On November 5, 2019
Seals made of the fluoropolymer PTFE are used where many other
sealing materials (such as rubber elastomers, polyurethanes,
fabric-reinforced elastomer seals, etc.) reach their limits in
On October 23, 2019
Combination electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and
weather gaskets, more commonly known as EMI shielded
combo strip gaskets, are an excellent choice for a variety of
On October 22, 2019
Electrically conductive plastics continue to provide reliable EMI
shielding in a wide variety of applications. Specifically,
thermoplastics can overtake bulky metal enclosures due to their
On October 17, 2019
In our July Semiconductor entry, we noted that lowering the
cost of ownership is a multi-faceted goal. We discussed how one of
the areas for potential improvement is mechanical design and how
On October 15, 2019
It's no surprise that electronic enclosures and housings in
aerospace and defense applications are built to meet the most
stringent of military standards. These include but are not limited
On October 10, 2019
Closure force requirements are an important consideration for
sealing applications, and the Applications Engineering team is
often asked for guidance as to how to minimize or predict the
On October 8, 2019
I had a brief career in construction. We used an old hydraulic
manlift for elevated projects, and it had a problem – we would
start the day eye-level with our work, and after an hour would
On October 3, 2019
You just spent 6 months testing, stretching, aging and exposing
your new seal design to 12 different chemicals. Finally, you are
done, so what does a good technical drawing for a seal include?...
On October 2, 2019
Another Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Tech Expo North America has
concluded and it is evident that this show has grown by
leaps and bounds. In just a few years since Parker Hannifin has
On September 25, 2019
We're thrilled to announce that the Chomerics Division of Parker
Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control
technologies, has been recognized for its outstanding quality by
On September 18, 2019
For some applications, a critical component of selecting a seal
material is a phenomenon known as “outgassing”. However, even
within the elastomer community, outgassing is not something that...
On August 8, 2019
When it comes to semiconductor fabrication processes, reducing the
cost of ownership is a multi-faceted goal approached from a variety
of angles. Tool engineers and equipment technicians take pride...
On July 25, 2019
A common question often asked by our customers is the reason why
flow rate is reported on datasheets of liquid-dispensed thermal
interface materials instead of viscosity. And it’s a fair...
On July 17, 2019