Fabric hose uses exotic materials
Flex-Lok mechanically constructed fabric hose has an external metal helix, and can be made from almost any standard or exotic material because no adhesive is used in the process.
Flex-Lok mechanically constructed fabric hose has an external metal helix, and can be made from almost any standard or exotic material because no adhesive is used in the process. Three materials are currently available: SF (silicone coated fiber glass), TF (Teflon coated fiber glass), and HP (hypalon coated polyester fabric). Sizes range from 3-12-in. ID.
The Flexaust Company, Inc.
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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