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4 Processing Methods for PEEK

Posted On May 02, 2018


PEEK has long been a highly regarded engineering polymer for an almost infinite variety of applications. One of the reasons it remains popular is its processability: PEEK is well adapted to a number of polymer processing techniques. In this post, we are going to discuss four processing methods for manufacturing components from PEEK.

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Posted in: PEEK

PEEK is the Go-To Material for Oil & Gas: 6 Reasons Why

Posted On April 25, 2018


As you probably already know, PEEK is a high-performance engineering polymer that is often used for seals and bearings in some of the most aggressive, harsh service environments you can imagine. Such properties make it perfect for use in the petrochemical industry. In fact, there are six specific reasons why PEEK has become a go-to material for oil and gas applications.

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Posted in: PEEK

Canted Coil Springs for EFI/RFI Shielding Applications

Posted On April 19, 2018

Canted coil springs (also known as slant coil springs) are known for their ability to latch, hold, and lock, but that isn’t all they have to offer.  Canted coil springs can be used to shield electronics from harmful EMI and RFI interferences. In this blog post, we’ll talk about why canted coil springs work so well for such applications, what additional features they offer, and typical applications.

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Posted in: Slant Coil Springs, Canted Coil Springs

FEA Part III: Generating the Mesh

Posted On March 22, 2018


Another key aspect of developing a finite element model of a seal is the generating the mesh.  

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Posted in: Finite Element Analysis

When to Use PEEK, PTFE or Nylon Backup Rings

Posted On March 13, 2018

Backup rings, also known as anti-extrusion rings of BURs, do exactly what their name implies: they act as back up support to sealing assemblies.

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Posted in: BUR, back up ring

Cryogenic Seals for Loading Arms

Posted On March 02, 2018

More and more industries are using cryogenically cooled liquids and gases, which is increasing the demand for transfer systems that can handle those kinds of temperatures.

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Posted in: Cryogenic Seals

Finite Element Analysis of Seals, Part 2: Creating the Model

Posted On February 13, 2018


One of the first hurdles to overcome in developing an accurate finite element representation of a real world problem, including rotary shaft seals, is developing the model of the components whose behavior and interaction you want to investigate.

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Finite Element Analysis of Seals, Part 1

Posted On January 25, 2018


Because of the rapidly improving technology of computers, more and more can be done using finite element analysis methods -- including the modeling of
rotary shaft seals.  

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Factors Influencing Rotary Shaft Seal Performance: Pressure, Velocity, and Temperature

Posted On September 22, 2017


There are various factors that have a significant impact on the performance and behavior of a rotary shaft seal, including operating conditions (speed, pressure, temperature, environment), the mating shaft (hardness, surface finish, lead), and the choice of material for the seal itself.

In this blog post, we are going to review the operating conditions that must be considered for a successful rotary shaft seal.

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Posted in: PTFE Rotary Shaft Seals

Metal Seals for the Aerospace Industry

Posted On September 08, 2017

The aerospace industry has some of the most exacting requirements for seals of any other industry.

In this blog post, we are going to take a closer look at the type of requirements for metal seals used in the aerospace industry, where they are used, and what types of materials are typically involved in metal seals used in the aerospace industry.

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Posted in: Seals for Aerospace, Metal Seals

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