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Parts Selection for Fluid Flow Systems

Parts Selection for Fluid Flow Systems

Many engineering projects, whether they are consumer products, industrial equipment, or even scientific gear, use flowing fluids inside the device.  Selecting the correct approach to containing and controlling the fluid can be crucial to a successful design.  

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Finishing An Injection Molded Part

Finishing An Injection Molded Part

If you look at any of the plastic parts immediately around you, chances are that most of them have been injection molded. Of course, if you’re at a Boulder climbing gym, most of the plastic there is a little different—it’s poured. In any case, you’ll notice that not only do many plastic parts look very different, but they feel very different too. The surfaces and textures on plastic parts may span a large range of common options in the injection molding industry.

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Food Contact Safe Materials

Food Contact Safe Materials

Food contact materials (FCMs) are all materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, such as packaging and containers, kitchen equipment, cutlery and dishes. These can be made from a variety of materials including plastics, rubber, paper and metal. They also include materials used in processing equipment, such as coffee makers or production machinery as well as containers used for transport.

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Food Contact Safe Stainless Steel

Food Contact Safe Stainless Steel

Stainless steel (SS) does not readily corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does. However, it is not fully stain-proof in low-oxygen, high-salinity, or poor air-circulation environments.

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304 vs 316 Stainless Steel

304 vs 316 Stainless Steel

These two Stainless Steels are very similar in their mechanical properties and are among most widely used austenitic stainless steels (304 edging out 316 for most prevalent).

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