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In an application documented by Phoenix Scientific Inc. to verify the accuracy of a vehicle scanner, manufacturers employ a reference surface.1 It is imperative that the reference surface accurately represent the test pavement by having uniform scattering, reflectance, and absorption. Maintaining tight tolerances is critical to ensure the flatness of the beam surface as these properties enable the reference surface to calibrate the laser. To do this by machining or lap grinding the surface is very difficult and costly. Additionally, maintaining the flatness of the beam with relocating it to a testing facility is also problematic. The solution was to apply a self leveling epoxy that would harden the beam to a flat surface. For accuracy and cost effectiveness, Phoenix Scientific Inc. (PSI) ultimately selected the desired approach to create this surface, the prepared beam method.
Medical device orthopedics, wireless sensors that monitor implantable medical devices, and cell research involving stem cells and platelets require highly specialized diagnostic tools and techniques. Gauges, measurement and diagnostic equipment that come into contact with body tissues and fluids may require specific properties. These may include biocompatibility, FDA approval, mechanical properties, electrical insulation, and more. Researchers at The University of Tennessee have employed EP30Med in their measurement tools and gauges for their medical device applications for its low viscosity, a non-rapid set up time, USP Class VI approval and other performance properties.
Used in a wide range of applications, UV16 exhibits many properties that are advantaged for both performance and handling. Its viscosity is between 250-500 cps, greatly facilitating application where thin layers are desired. Its low shrinkage (1-2%) ensures the application surface area is primarily maintained after curing. UV16 exhibits a low refractive index of 1.511, which minimizes performance loss for electronic resonance reduction products.