ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Thermosets

Lesson 24 of 33. This lesson will provide an overview of three different classes of thermoset polymers: epoxies, polyurethanes and silicones. The properties and various use applications will be described. The epoxy powder coating process will be illustrated.

Knowledge Check:
Describe the powder coating process for epoxy and the two ways to apply a powder coating.
Give an example of a use for polyurethane foam.
Name a good characteristic of silicone polymers.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Theodore Miner has a B.S. degree in Physics and a degree in Electronics. He has worked for many years in the area of Industrial Control systems. His work involves evaluating materials and components used in electronic systems and performing failure analysis on control systems. His hobbies include tinkering with microcontroller home projects and ham radio.