Compression molding machinery manufacturer TMP (Piqua, Ohio, USA), a division of French Oil Mill Machinery Co., will feature its line of 15- to 2,000-ton presses for all types of composite and thermoplastic parts production. TMP's machines include the advanced “Edge” control systems, which feature a user-friendly touch screen operator interface that allows programmable profiles with multiple setpoints for pressure, time, hydraulic flow rates and ram velocity and can be integrated into existing plant supervisory control and data acquisition systems. TMP also services machines and offers machine rebuilding and upgrades for increased automation.
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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.