2012 Issue 1: Innovative design solutions from DuPont Performance Polymers

Drive your imagination

An Ultra Light Urban Vehicle project at Bradley University shows how acetal gears—specifically gears made of DuPont™ Delrin® POM—offer strength, toughness and low-friction attributes needed to take the load, stress generated in drivetrain transmission systems while significantly damping noise and reducing weight inherent in metal gears.

A smart material for a smart device

DuPont™ Delrin® acetal resin used for key components of the sensor included in the award-winning Onzo Smart Energy Kit.

Editorial: Where are the design answers?

Many times we ask ourselves how you, our customers, industry engineers, designers and managers, read Engineering Design magazine.

Sonar transponder relies on DuPont™ Zytel®

The elegant use of materials, including DuPont™ Zytel® nylon, has helped revolutionize underwater subsea asset location and prevent marine mammals getting caught in nets.

New developments for the photovoltaic industry

DuPont materials have been used in the photovoltaic industry for more than 30 years. Amongst recent applications are the development of a cover for an inverter module.

Effortless delivery

Specific grades of DuPont high performance polymers that meet demanding requirements for use in medical equipment enable the design and manufacture of reliable and durable products.

Special Control grade of DuPont™ Zytel® nylon for collagen delivery device

The ChondroMimetic™ from TiGenix NV is marketed as a procedure pack with the collagen implant preloaded in an accurate, easy-to-use arthroscopic delivery device.

A flexible approach to work

Designed by Formway Design of New Zealand, the Generation by Knoll® i work chair offers a new level of comfort and unrestrained movement

Zytel® HTN: A material of choice for handheld devices

Engineering thermoplastics play an increasingly vital role in the production of electronic components and devices.