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RoHS, lead-free legislation, also known as the "European Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment", will be enforced... (View Full Article)
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A ridge or uniform section in the form of a helix on the external or internal surface of a cylinder, or in the form of a conical spiral on the external or internal surface of a cone.... (View Full Article)
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I have been using hardware made of 303 stainless steel and when exposed to a salt atmosphere, the parts begin to rust. I need to stay with stainless material. Is there another type of stainless steel... (View Full Article)
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