Carbon-graphite self-lubricating materials
Metcar materials feature a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties in a high speed environment, making them ideal for aircraft gearbox face seals.
Metcar materials feature a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties in a high speed environment, making them ideal for aircraft gearbox face seals. They use dynamic "lift-off" to reduce seal face wear and friction. Metcar materials feature thermal conductivity with gives it the ability to maintain lower seal face temperatures. Metcar's modern carbon-graphite materials are formulated with an eye to minimizing common problems associated with seal face wear, frictional heat, blistering, and coking, especially at temperatures higher than 400 F (204 C).
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey