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Plastic Materials Making Flight Light

Posted October 09, 2016 12:00 AM by QGuy
Pathfinder Tags: aerospace materials plastic Quadrant

Machinable engineering plastics have been used in aerospace applications for over 40 years. Nylon and acetal materials have routinely been used as wear surfaces, rub strips, brackets, grommets, and fasteners in areas where environmental and performance issues met the capability of the polymer.

While nylon and acetal are still utilized today, more advanced materials are finding their way into applications due to their increased chemical resistance and strength. Those basic benefits and the ability to add fillers to these polymers offer engineers the ability to reduce weight, increase fuel efficiency, and eliminate potential failure points with one-piece designs while being easy to handle, design, shape, and repair.

Whether fixed wing/rotor craft, commercial/military, corporate/private, or manned/unmanned, each major flight system can benefit from the enhanced properties of Quadrant EPP’s advanced thermoplastic materials. When dealing with high heat; lots of vibration, wear, static; and stringent flammability, smoke, and toxicity requirements, Quadrant EPP applications are helping engineers build crafts that fly safely and effectively.

The Quadrant Aviation Aerospace & Defense Symposium (QAADS) offers a unique continuing education opportunity. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of what thermoplastic technologies are available, which are right for their application, and how they shape up against the competition.

Editor's Note: This is a sponsored blog post by Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products.

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10/14/2016 5:05 PM

Notice how at the bottom of the page it says, " Lance Armstrong, 21st century cyclist and 6 time Tour de France winner "

Where it should actually say, " Lance Armstrong, 21st century cyclist, user of illegal performance enhancing drugs and disqualified Tour de France winner.

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10/14/2016 7:45 PM

Some bicycle champions get a bicycle brand named after them, like Merck and LeMond. I don't think anyone is going to be naming their bicycle an "Armstrong" any time soon.

I did a search for "Armstrong bicycle" and came up with these antique derelicts, kind of the state of Lance's career right now.

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