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OCTOBER 4th, 1957 . . . the Day the Whole World Listened

Beep . . . beep . . . beep . . . beep
.  Remember?  A small sound - almost trivial - but the whole world listened . . . and nothing since has sounded quite the same.  Sputnik made people everywhere grow up a little.  From orbit it signaled the start of a new age . . . the Space Age . . . the Age of Reliability.

Today, basic American industry respond to its greatest challenge.  In modern aerospace manufacturing, a single simple error can mean complete and costly failure.  Today, the raw materials of production must take new forms . . . must be specially developed, newly compounded.  Manufacturing methods have changed, too:   precision craftsmanship now tempers the breakneck speed of mass production.  A satellite in space?  Every space vehicle requires countless individual parts and components . . . each perfect, each perfectly dependable.  Lives depend on accuracy and men take greater pains - and more pride - in their work.  Production in the space age has evolved an entirely new technology.

Raybestos-Manhattan specializes in adapting basic materials to meet the exacting demands of the space age.  Wherever you use asbestos, rubber, sintered metal or engineered plastics, rely on R/M technology . . . and R/M products . . . to promote the highest standards of performance reliability.  Raybestos-Manhattan, Inc., Passaic, N.J.


THE TURN OF A SINGLE SCREW

One quarter, right.  Only a simple adjustment to a basic component, but essential to the function of a critical assembly . . . and - ultimately - a significant factor in the performance of a defensive missile, or a satellite in orbit around the earth.

In the space age, the successful launching of a space vehicle depends on precision adjustment and predictable performance.  The reliability of any product is similarly determined by the dependability of every component part.   The space age - the Age of Reliability - has established ever-increasing demands for production efficiency and precision that basic industry must constantly strive to meet . . . and exceed.  Today, man relies on the innovations of industry to multiply his abilities, and to extend his reach.  He must be able to depend on them.  

Raybestos-Manhattan specializes in adapting basic materials to meet the exacting demands of industry in the space age.  Wherever you use asbestos, rubber, sintered metal or engineered plastics, rely on R/M technology . . . and R/M products . . . to promote the highest standards of performance reliability.  Raybestos-Manhattan, Inc., Passaic, N.J.


SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

Re-entry temperatures can soar to a searing 5000 Fahrenheit - and above.   Missiles and satellites must tame this inferno.  How?  Basic materials are skillfully adapted to extreme operating conditions . . . many unique, each critical.  

The space age requires new products, near perfection . . . demands perfect reliability.  And with any space age product, reliability begins with research: isolate the fundamental properties of materials . . . determine the limits of thermal conductivity and resistance . . . probe the extremes of fatigue and strain.  Test and re-test . . . and test again.  Reliability is the basic ingredient in modern manufacturing.  We must know how a product will perform . . . and how often.  

Raybestos-Manhattan specializes in adapting basic materials to meet the exacting demands of industry in the space age.  Wherever you use asbestos, rubber, sintered metal or engineered plastics, rely on R/M technology . . . and R/M products . . . to promote the highest standards of performance reliability.  Raybestos-Manhattan, Inc., Passaic, N.J.

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