durometer


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durometer

[də′räm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
An instrument consisting of a small drill or blunt indenter point under pressure; used to measure hardness of metals and other materials.

durometer

An instrument for measuring the degree of hardness of a material; also see shore hardness.
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"We chose to use a softer durometer silicone rubber for the LDG P-clamp because the durometer value of a traditional P-clamp is too hard for sensitive cables," explained Padula.
The stated durometer from the roller manufacturer may be incorrect, and nip durometers can change with use and age.
Durometer models featured on the company's informative website include various types.
* "Feel" versus thickness: The tactile feel of an overmolded part is the sum of several factors, just one being the inherent softness (Shore A durometer) of the TPE.
Durethane C is a machinable, solid thermoset polyurethane that can be custom-formulated in wide ranges of conductivity and durometer. Available in sheets, bars, rods and tubes, the material is also available as custom-manufactured components and in foam formulations.
Addition curing solid silicone rubbers offered by the company include Elastosil R plus 4001, said to be a highly versatile silicone now also available with either an extremely hard or extremely soft durometer A value.
Initial grades (black and natural) have 60 Shore A durometer. They are said to adhere well to polycarbonate, ABS, PC/ABS, and rigid PVC.
Reclaim was evaluated as a 10 phr, 20 phr, 30 phr and 50 phr replacement for a 40 durometer silicone base.
The TPO has a durometer of 40 D - relatively hard, but still soft compared with PP or PE, Cowperthwait notes.
The AD-100 analog durometer is said to be the ideal choice for a wide range of durometer hardness measuring applications.
The tiny pellets enable rotomolders to use materials with a durometer below 55 Shore A while still meeting tough new automotive specs, which reportedly has not been possible with drysols.