Technical Articles

Zeus has published these technical articles:

(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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The question is often raised as to what the minimum bend radius is for a specific size of tubing. The bend radius is established primarily by three different factors: outside diameter (OD) of the... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Plastics have many unique properties in terms of their manufacturability and production possibilities, and these are being increasingly utilized in the production of medical devices and medical... (View Full Article)
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Zeus has been supplying fluoropolymer tubing to manufacturers of high pressure components since the company began. The innate strength of all fluoropolymers makes their use in these kinds of... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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The purpose of this case study was to capture the observations on materials and processing during the rewind of a motor using Zeus crystalline PEEK-coated magnet wire and Zeus PEEK Lay-Flat®... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Fluoropolymers are among the most chemically inert of all polymers and remain stable in almost all chemical environments. These high performance properties are a direct result of the unique chemical... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Color measurement and matching may seem to be simple topics, but they represent some of the greatest challenges and difficulties in the plastics processing industry. Understanding color is more than... (View Full Article)
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Concentricity refers to the quality or characteristic of different circles having a common center.... (View Full Article)
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Zeus has a long and successful history in medical markets around the world from the simplest laparoscopic instruments to the most complex multi-channel catheters. When gamma sterilization was... (View Full Article)
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Heat Shrink tubing from Zeus provides a superior level of protection against extreme temperatures and hostile environments. Regardless of your application, we have a Heat Shrink solution to precisely... (View Full Article)
(Development and Prototyping Services)
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To understand the nature and significance in our daily lives of liquid crystal polymers, we must first understand where these polymers come from. What is their origin? Liquid crystals, the building... (View Full Article)
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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At room temperature, most plastics exhibit familiar properties such as flexibility and high resistance to cracking. However, when the temperature decreases, flexibility is typically greatly reduced... (View Full Article)
(Plastic Shapes and Stock)
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Lubricity is defined as slipperiness or smoothness. In the polymer industry, however, this word has a very specific meaning referring to the coefficient of friction of a material. The coefficient of... (View Full Article)
(Engineering Services)
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Zeus Industrial Products partnered with Luna, a leader in fiber optics technology and testing, to design a test regime to evaluate a polyether ether ketone (PEEK) coating for optical fiber. The PEEK... (View Full Article)
(Plastic Shapes and Stock)
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Permeability is the quality or property of a substance or material that allows another substance to pass through it. The substance that passes through a material can be referred to as the penetrating... (View Full Article)
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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The Restriction on Hazardous Substances, or RoHS, is a guideline for European Union (EU) markets restricting several hazardous materials found in electrical devices and components. Implemented in 2006... (View Full Article)
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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Sutures are fibers, filaments, or thread-like materials used to hold tissue or a wound together. In surgical terms, sutures are used for apposition - that is, the placing (of tissue) side by side to... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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This test report reviews the results of common and routine performance testing carried out on an electric motor before and after rebuilding the motor with Zeus-manufactured products including... (View Full Article)
(Plastic Shapes and Stock)
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Ultraviolet (UV) light is a type of electromagnetic radiation - like radio waves, x-ray, and gamma rays - but is not visible to the human eye. UV light comes from the sun and is what gives us our tans... (View Full Article)
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Fluoropolymers such as PTFE, FEP, and PFA are very lubricious (slippery). This lubricity reduces bonding ability of the material. Etching alter the surface properties of the polymer allowing it to be... (View Full Article)