durometer


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durometer

(dʊəˈrɒmɪtə)
n
1. (Tools) a piece of equipment for measuring the hardness of a material, in particular plastic or rubber
2. (Units) the measurement of the hardness of a material, in particular plastic or rubber
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The Model DD-5 digital durometer features the DuroTimer, an adjustable measurement timer with onscreen countdown.
Microspec's inline multi-durometer extrusion technology, however, "allows two alternating durometer sections to be joined continuously during the extrusion process, ensuring gradual transition from one durometer to another," explains Timothy Steele, founder and CEO of Microspec (microspeccorporation.com).
WHEN Amphenol, one of the world's largest manufacturers of interconnect products, wanted to develop a new P-clamp for mission-critical cable harnesses, it used the same mechanical design of its original high performance P-clamps, made with Victrex Peek polymer, but instead used a softer durometer silicone rubber for the clamp cushioning.
If the nip roller is too soft (75-80 durometer), Shore A may cause the image area of the nip to become concave, creating a fish eye or air bubble.
Available in both its Duralast and Superlast wheels, the new polyurethane compound rolls easier under load and carries 30 percent more capacity than the industry standard 95 durometer (shore A).
Zeotherm 100-70B, at 75 Shore A durometer, provides the high heat and oil resistance needed by the automotive and industrial markets, providing continuous (3000-hr) resistance to 150[degrees]C, with spike temperature resistance to 175[degrees]C, according to the company.
It is offered in 64A durometer and is well suited for outdoor use.
Hard-Line tees feature a barb designed for use with harder durometer tubing such as polyethylene 55 Shore D and polypropropylene 80 durometer.
It comes in three durometers and multiple diameters--50 Series (55 durometer) is yellow; the 60 series (65 durometer) is green and the 70 series (75 durometer) is red.
Rather their customer--whose idea it was to use a two-shot molding of different durometer materials for the handle of his high-line product--wouldn't budge.
Durethane C is a machinable, so]id thermoset polyurethane that can be custom-formulated in wide ranges of conductivity and durometer. Available in sheets, bars, rods and tubes, the material is also available as custom-manufactured components and in foam formulations.