Jessica Shapiro


Jessica serves as Associate Editor - 3 years service, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University. Work experience: Materials engineer, The Boeing Company; Primary editor for mechanical and fastening & joining.

Indy gets a Classy New Chassis
The newly designed Dallara DW12 chassis gets  delivered to IndyCar teams complete with a transmission and suspension.
Keeping outdoor control cabinets locked up tight
Several industries commonly place cabinets full of control, communication, and monitoring electronics outdoors. Telecom companies, electric utilities, as well as municipalities that need to safely manage
FDA-compliant TPE grades
The TPEs are formulated for overmolding and extrusion.
The basics of shoulder screws
Shoulder screws’ versatility comes from the range of components that can install on their unthreaded shoulders and from the variety of options designers have to customize dimensions, materials, and features
Car Review: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Car Review: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Pipe welder - Mittel

The unit welds district heating and cooling pipes without shutdown.

Anticross-threading captive screws - Penn Engineering
The captive fasteners have both Phillips drives and colored knurled heads.
Roll-fed labels - Fabrico
The labels are available in roll-fed and pressure-sensitive forms.
Modular vacuum end effectors - Schmalz Inc.
The end effectors are for packaging machines including in food-processing applications.
Semi-electric lift truck
The unit is designed to operate in narrow spaces.
Materials for solar inverters - Fabrico
The materials help manage the thermal loads found in solar inverters.
PEEK-rubber composite seals

The composite resists chemicals, high temperatures, and creep and was designed for industrial seals.

Rust preventatives - Birchwood Casey
The line includes both solvent-based and aqueous rust preventatives.
Materials fit for micromolding
Injection molding small and microscopic parts can involve different requirements than those cited by manufacturers. Micromolder Accumold tested various resins in a standard mold to see how they performed.
Structural-adhesive selector guide - Henkel Corp.
The 34-page guide covers over 75 structural adhesive products as well as dispensing and curing equipment.

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