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Top 5 Common Mistakes Engineers Make When Designing For ePTFE

ePTFE is extremely versatile, perfect for many industries & applications, and offers exceptional physical & chemical properties. It can be strong, rigid, thick, thin, flexible, or permeable (depending on the ultimate use). It is a highly flexible, lubricious, chemically inert, hydrophobic plastic. With all that ePTFE offers, engineers still need to be careful when planning the parts created from the materials. What are the top 5 most common mistakes engineers make when designing for ePTFE?

What you will learn:

  • How the selection of the porosity of the tubing determines the flow rate or gas exchange thru the product.
  • How to properly bond to ePTFE and why it can be difficult due to the chemical resistance of the tubing.
  • How the functional properties of ePTFE will change based on the dimensional requirements and its intended use.
  • How the high flexibility, compression, and high air volume of ePTFE affects the dimensional measurements of these materials.
  • How the application or use of the ePTFE can dictate the material density, the bonding/attachment requirements, functional requirements, and the dimensional specifications for various configurations of ePTFE.



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