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- n. the temporary adhesion between a tribometer and a test surface that causes unrealistically high slip resistance readings
At that time, when they were rolling out the first set of solar arrays that went up, they ran into some -- what's called sticktion (ph).
Over time it spread out and turned from lubrication into glue, causing the infamous "sticktion" problem.
When used with the company's standard presses, Speedcontrol eliminates possible errors caused by variations in manual control, while, with pneumatic presses, the system minimises the potential for the effects of air compression or sticktion within cylinders.
I kinda felt real bad for the dude - we used cyanoacrylate or super glue extensively to assemble scale models of craft we built - prior to testing The beauty is the quick build time - a couple seconds is often all thats required to get sticktion.