Quadrant Uses Multimedia Experience to Share New Design and Fabrication Ideas with Designers

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Cutting Edge Website Offers Engineers Learning and a Little Bit of Fun

Quadrant EPP has launched http://www.designwithtorlon.com , a multimedia website built specifically to introduce engineers, designers and machinists to many of the advantages that machinable Torlon® PAI shapes from Quadrant can offer. This new site provides traditional information like product specs, basic application information and downloadable documentation but adds special video elements that increase the site's usefulness for the design community.

Video segments that share some of Quadrant's six decades of plastic machining experience cover topics like saw cutting, turning, milling and fly-cutting. Site visitors can see first hand how these processes are done in Quadrant's Technical Center. The processes demonstrated address many frequently asked questions about designing parts with Torlon PAI and many other advanced engineering plastics. In addition to the video segments focused on visual instruction of fabrication procedures, Quadrant has introduced talk show segments to address design and performance concepts. The talk show segments are grouped in the site's Vodcast area and are intended to be entertaining while being informative. The show, hosted by Dr. Rod Modulus can be subscribed to as an RSS feed for visitors who want to stay connected to the program.

The site's focus is on the somewhat unknown performance advantage that Torlon PAI can yield when compared to machinable polyimide materials. Applications that require the highest performance in environments under 500°F (260°C) can often be best served by considering Torlon PAI shapes from Quadrant. Stiffness, stability and wear-resistance of Torlon PAI are all featured in the "Why Torlon" area of the site and will likely cause engineers and designers to consider this more cost-effective yet higher performing option instead of traditional polyimides.

Learning about new materials and ways to evolve your designs can be fun. Check out Quadrant's http://www.designwithtorlon.com site to see what's new in advanced engineering plastic materials.

About Quadrant EPP

Quadrant EPP's products range from UHMW polyethylene, nylon and acetal to ultra-high performance polymers that resist temperatures to over 800 °F (425 °C). The company's rods, sheets, tube and custom shapes are used for machined parts in food processing and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, power generation and diverse industrial equipment. Quadrant EPP's products are supported by a global team of application development and technical service engineers.

Full support in evaluating designs and machining of parts is available from Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products' Technical Support Group. Learn more about Quadrant at http://www.quadrantepp.com .

Acetron, CleanStat, Duraspin, Duratron, Erta, Ertalyte, Ertalene, Ertalon, Extreme Materials, Fluorosint, Ketron, MC, Monocast, Nylatron, Nylasteel, Polypenco, Proteus, Sanalite, Semitron, Techtron, TIVAR and Vibratuf are registered trademarks of the Quadrant group of companies. Torlon is a registered trademark of Solvay Advanced Polymers.

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If reader contact information is listed with this item, please send inquiries to Kim Imes or Kress Schwartz, Marketing Communications Team, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, 2120 Fairmont Ave. PO Box 14235, Reading, PA 19612-4235. Tel: 800-366-0310, Fax: 800-366-0301.

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