Category: miscellaneous

Silicone Rubber Sheet Bonding: What You Need to Know

Materials MiscellaneousProduct Spotlights October 8, 2019

Bumping up against the heat seal requirements ceiling

Heat seal silicone-to-metal bonded sheets.

Where to start when you need high temperature silicone sheets?
Dick and Jane had a problem. They work for a contract packaging company that was building out a new facility. Because they work for a contract packager, the new facility would have lines for handling pouches, bags and other ...

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What Does OEM Parts Mean for Manufacturing?

Miscellaneous September 25, 2017

Quality component parts: OE, OER, OEM and ODM and what they mean

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Most often, OEMs purchase parts from other manufacturers or suppliers and use them to assemble their finished products. OEMs also make parts and sub-assemblies that are resold to other companies who assemble them into their own finished products.

The acronym OEM has come to be associated with product engineering and manufacturing, sub-assembly manufacturing (especially automotive and electronics) and even ...

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Vacuum Unit Conversion Chart – New ISM Resource

Miscellaneous August 15, 2017

The new ISM Vacuum Pressures Unit Conversions Chart (Absolute and Relative) is now available as a downloadable PDF

Vacuum systems are used in a wide range of industrial, material handling, food processing and laboratory applications. Wherever vacuum is used, questions come up about vacuum or negative pressure. What it is, how it is measured and how one vacuum measurement unit compares to another.

The new Vacuum Pressures Unit Conversions Chart from ISM was created to help make component selection for vacuum applications faster and ...

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Tapered Pipe Threads and Fittings: Making the Connection

Miscellaneous October 24, 2016

Ensuring a gas or liquid-tight connection means understanding tapered pipe threads

NPT, National Pipe Taper (American) and BSPT (British standard Pipe Taper) are tapered pipe thread standards. Male and female tapered pipe threads wedge themselves together but need a sealant for a completely leak-free connection. Sealants fill any voids between the threads that could travel along the thread spiral.

Tube and pipe are not the same thing
Tube and pipe are hollow structures designed to provide a path for the flow of fluids or  ...

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