Apr 012013
 

What is it?   In 1988 the American National Science Foundation started to fund a programme to provide funds for student engineers at universities throughout the United States to construct custom designed devices and software for individuals with disabilities. Through the “Biomedical Engineering & Research Aiding Persons with Disabilities” Program, funds are awarded competitively to […]

 Apr 1, 2013  Posted by at 21:44 Designs for aids for the disabled from a USA National Science Foundation project., Technical Articles Comments Off on National Science Foundation Engineering Design Projects
Apr 012013
 
Electrolytic De-Rusting

Remap Panels sometimes benefit from the donation of tools and equipment.  Unfortunately it often happens that the tools have been lying disused in a damp atmosphere for months or years and may have significant amounts of rust on them.  Cleaning them using wire wheels and the like is a dirty job and often doesn’t work […]

 Apr 1, 2013  Posted by at 17:25 Technical Articles Comments Off on Electrolytic De-Rusting
Apr 012013
 
Low Temperature Thermoplastic - Polymorph

Polycaprolactone (Polymorph, Morphplast) A low temperature theromplastic polymer of considerable interest to Remap members. It has a fusing temperature of about 60° C and can be hand moulded to produce brackets, handles etc.  Polymorph can be turned to a mouldable condition by immersion in hot water.  When put in hot water it turns from opaque […]

 Apr 1, 2013  Posted by at 17:22 New Materials Comments Off on Low Temperature Thermoplastic – Polymorph