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Plastic Materials Close Up: Polyoxymethylene (POM), Acetal, Delrin®, and Celcon®

Polyoxymethylene (POM) is a thermoplastic materialalso known as acetal.  It is a molecule containing the functional group of carbon bonded to two –OR groups. POM was first discovered by German chemist Hermann...

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Rubik’s Cube: How It’s Made and Solution Clues

Emo Rubik, a professor at the University of Budapest in Hungary, designed the now famous Rubik’s Cube in the mid-1970’s. It is made up of 26 smaller cubes and has six...

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How to Identify a Plastic Material Using the Burn Test

So you have a plastic part and you need to know what it is made of but you have no idea what plastic it is. This can be a challenging task....

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