California Materials Expert Discusses The Temperature Performance of Two Part Epoxy Coating:Most users think that, because epoxies are listed as thermoset plastics, epoxies do not soften at elevated temperatures. Actually, after initial hardening epoxies demonstrate softening at temperatures above the initial cure temperature. This was the case for epoxy paint used to coat the inside […]
Factory Safety Expert reccomends that all hand held coltrols have a power “cut-off” function on the hand held control for operator protectection.
Ongoing Dilemma When Writing Patent Claims: Semiconductor patent expert views claim construction as translating concepts origionally described in schematic drawings into a form of legal English. The irony is that the patent (in particular the claims) is to teach one of ordinary skill in the art how to make the patented product. So, what you […]
California Glass Failure Analysis Expert discusses safety aspects of tempered glass:The following codes interpret tempered glass for use as safety glass for the consumer:Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) #16 Part 1201 1997, ANSI Z97.1-2004 and CAN/CGSB-12.1-M90 all discuss the safety aspects of tempered glass. All basically state that tempered glass is safer because it breaks […]
Public Safety, Comments on the Nature of the Safety Glass Failure: There is a misconception that tempered glass is safe because it breaks into small cubes when it breaks. This is true if the glass is broken by impact from a direction perpendicular to the surface of the glass piece (i.e. someone walking into a […]