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Exporting to a Polluted World

Posted by Joe Spitz on Aug 8, 2017 10:20:45 AM

Please let us share some information about shipping to polluted climates, in which air quality is worsening around the globe. I will explain this issue from a very humanistic approach and that is with statistics around global human death. In a 2014 report, the World Health Organization, which monitors this information, estimates that worldwide air pollution exposure is now the leading cause for death, over seven million people, one in eight total global deaths. “Air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk” the report reads.

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Topics: export

Portraying Polymers and CorrCon

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Aug 3, 2017 9:46:52 AM

You may remember Levar Burton as “the Reading Rainbow guy” or as Lieutenant Commander (later Chief Engineer) Geordi La Forge, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. In our featured video, Burton narrates Corrosion Comprehension 2: Portraying Polymers, part of an ambitious video series produced by CorrDefense in concert with the Department of Defense, aimed at educating military personnel and the public about the threat and the science of corrosion.

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Topics: Corrosion Control

9 Reasons to Select Permanent ESD Bags

Posted by Joe Spitz on Apr 25, 2017 4:43:46 PM

Static events happen continuously. Static dissipative packaging bags are a great defense to preventing electrostatic from attacking your electronic devices and circuit boards.  For a better understanding of this dangerous phenomenon, please consult with our friends at Dangelmayer Associates.

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Topics: ESD

EASTEC for Innovative Manufacturing

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Apr 19, 2017 7:36:40 PM

Liberty Intercept is planning our biennial appearance as an exhibitor at EASTEC 2017 at the Eastern States Expo facility (home of The Big E) in Springfield, MA, May 16 - 18. Sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), EASTEC is the East Coast's premier manufacturing trade show. We invite you to be our guest!

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Topics: manufacturing, trade show, EASTEC

Why Robotics?

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Mar 28, 2017 5:24:24 PM

If you Google the phrase “what can we use robots for”, the first explanation that pops up is this one, from a children’s show called “Science Trek” on Idaho Public Television:

“Most robots today are used to do repetitive actions or jobs considered too dangerous for humans. A robot is ideal for going into a building that has a possible bomb. Robots are also used in factories to build things like cars, candy bars, and electronics.”

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Topics: Robotics

Corrosion Control - Materials Selection

Posted by Greg Spitz on Mar 28, 2017 5:24:00 PM

This is sixth in a series on Corrosion Control. Find the previous articles here.

After talking about cathodic protection, and specifically some of the more complex impressed current cathodic protection systems, we now come to seemingly the most boring of the subsections of corrosion control: materials selection. However mundane choosing materials may seem (or may even actually be), it is, in fact, the most important factor in corrosion control. To be sure, there is an entire universe of materials selection for corrosion control. Several (possibly leather-bound) books have tried to illuminate areas of common concern, the most comprehensive being ASM International's Materials Selection for Corrosion Control by S.L. Chawla and R.K. Gupta. Although in the 24 years since that book was published, not only has the science of corrosion control developed, but the number of materials from which to select has also grown. An update may be needed, but this article shall not suffice for that job, it shall merely overview the subject.

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Topics: Corrosion Control

3D Printing - The Future is Now

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Mar 16, 2017 10:17:36 AM

  We're fascinated with the possibilities implicated by the rapid development of faster, cheaper, 
more efficient 3D printers. 3D printing had its advent in 1983, with a printer invented by Chuck Hull called a stereolithographer (SL or SLA), that used UV-curable liquids as its media.

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Topics: 3D Printing

Corrosion Control - Corrosion Inhibitors

Posted by Greg Spitz on Feb 16, 2017 9:16:44 AM

This is fifth in a series on corrosion control; find the other posts here.

Corrosion inhibitors is a bit of an unfortunate term. One could rightly suggest that the entirety of corrosion control is focused on inhibiting corrosion, so any technique used within that umbrella could be called a corrosion inhibitor. Within the corrosion industry (yes, it is a proper industry), corrosion inhibitor refers to chemicals which are applied in low concentration, and which act in one or more of three ways:

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Topics: Corrosion Control

Stainless Steel Does Rust

Posted by Greg Spitz on Jan 26, 2017 9:47:17 AM

Since the evolution of the homo sapiens brain, individuals blessed with such a biological marvel have attempted to extract fundamental building blocks from the natural world in order to build tools with which to shape that world. Of course humans are not the only animals capable of making tools from the surrounding environment. That behavior has been observed even in crows (with that in mind I suggest we all be nicer to the crows; if Hitchcock's The Birds is going to happen, the crows will certainly be the organizers, and they might have cleverer plans than just poking our eyes out). But because of that particularly adept and curious brain, humans throughout history have delved ever deeper into what the fundamental building blocks of nature are, along the way developing new techniques and altogether new concepts for tools.

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Topics: pitting corrosion

Flexible Packaging a Key to Savings

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jan 17, 2017 7:25:08 PM

In a report by market research firm “Markets and Markets”, it is projected that the flexible packaging industry will have an over 5% annual growth rate, to exceed $125 billion by 2021. In 2016 the market was at $98 billion. Packaging is considered flexible packaging if its shape can be easily changed, and includes any one or a combination of: paper, plastic, film, foil, metalized or coated papers.

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Topics: plastics, flexible packaging



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