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PEEK moves into medical electronics application

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 | Permalink

The plastics-versus-metals battle isn’t strictly an automotive or industrial components play. There’s also considerable action in medical devices. Two key issues in each area are lightweighting and durability. One new example comes from Ametek Engineered Medical Components (Arlington, MN), which is part of Ametek’s Engineered Materials, Interconnects and Packaging (EMIP) Division. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Ametek PEEK read more

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PEEK resin offers lightweighting option for Airbus

Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Permalink

A grade of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) advanced engineering thermoplastic from Victrex (West Conshohocken, PA) has secured qualification from  European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, thereby opening up the possibility to save as much as 70% weight compared with metals. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  aircraft lightweighting composite PEEK read more

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Work advances on bioglass replacements for metal implants

Monday, April 8th, 2013 | Permalink

Several researchers are exploring the potential use of composites made of degradable bioplastic and ceramics to replace metals as fastener implants that attach tissue to bones. One of the more advanced projects in the new medical technology is at Purac , which last year acquired the FiberLive technology from Vivoxid Ltd., Finland. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics Purac implants read more

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Carbon fiber, PEEK combine in lightweight aerospace composite

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 | Permalink

Weight reduction and lean manufacturing are key focuses in the aerospace sector as designers seek to the reduce operating costs of their aircraft. Consequently, thermoplastic composites that can perform with at least the same assurance as traditional metals and thermosets are in demand. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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PEEK resin delivers weight savings, reliability

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 | Permalink

As global trends continue to focus on removing weight for fuel efficiency purposes, lean manufacturing, and greater reliability, design engineers are looking for plastic materials that can perform with the same assurance as traditional metals. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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