The material of Plastic tubing is Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). PTFE is a thermoplastic polymer, whose properties are gained from the aggregate effect of carbon-fluorine bonds.
PTFE's coefficient of friction is as low as 0.05 to 0.10, which is known as the third lowest of solid materials. The temperature range is from –234°C (–454°F) to 260°C (500°F). Its high melting temperature makes it suitable for use in high temperature applications. Combined with its chemical inertness and chemical resistance, PTFE outperforms glass and graphite, making it an excellent material for chemical and analytical researches and fluid transfers. It can be steam sterilized with its physical properties unaffected, such as its surface hardness, flex life and deformation under load. All these features make this special high temperature plastic tubing an excellent choice as protection from chemical contact or temperature extremes.
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
Brought to you by