Nordson SEALANT EQUIPMENT (Plymouth, Mich., USA) is displaying its positive rod displacement meter system, designed to provide composite manufacturers with high-precision dispensing of adhesives and sealants. Positive rod displacement metering systems for two-component composite materials are available from 0.2 cc up to 1,400 cc. Precision composite dispensing systems are fixed-ratio, from 1:1 to 10:1 and higher. Continuous flow metering systems are also available for larger volumes and continuous dispensing applications. Nordson SEALANT EQUIPMENT will also show its new Dual Cartridge Dispensing System for robotic dispensing of pre-mixed aircraft adhesives and sealants directly from cartridges. This new product is said to be ideal for robotically applying aircraft sealants in fuselage and wing environments where manual dispensing is currently performed.
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When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.