In this article we discuss the the use of significant figures in calculations and how it is used in recording the uncertainty of measurements.
In this article we discuss the different types of physical properties that you will see in the ASTM D2000 Specification, "Standard Classification System for Rubber Products in Automotive Applications." This article focuses on Hardness, Tensile Strength, Elongation, Tensile Set, Young's Modulus, Yield Point, Compression Set, Compression Deflection, Tear Resistance, Ozone Resistance, and Low Temperature Resistance.
This article explains the benefits of using an Infrared Spectroscopy as a quick, safe and conclusive method of compound identification vs specific gravity or burn testing.
This article is a basic introduction to O-Rings and explains what an O-ring is, how it seals, compounds and hardness'.
This article explains Aerospace recommended Practice, ARP5316 and the history of rubber age control and storage of elastomeric O-rings.
This article explains how to understand the ASTM D2000 Line call outs. Example: "M2BG710 B14 EA14 EF11 EF21 EO14 EO34 F17."
This article gives an explanation of frictional forces, what causes friction and methods used to reduce the coefficient of friction.
This article gives an explanation Type A hardness gage vs. the Type M Micro Hardness gage.