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Qutoplex High Performance Plastic From Minnesota Rubber & Plastics

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics specializes in metal to plastic component conversions using Qutoplex™ a proprietary high performance plastics (HPP). Proven to lower costs, reduce weight, increase corrosion resistance and perform better in many applications, Qutoplex™ is a new option for component designers. Qutoplex™ is another “first” in the advances in HPP technologies allowing conversions of

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Stainless Steel Threaded Line Vac Turns Pipe Into a Conveyor

EXAIR’s new 303 stainless steel 3/8 NPT and 1/2 NPT Threaded Line Vac™ Air Operated Conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a powerful conveying system for parts, scrap, trim and other bulk materials. Their small size makes them perfect for fitting in the cramped spaces and tight confines of many production lines. The Threaded Line Vac

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Electronic enclosures manufacturer TEKO improves product selection

Electronic enclosures manufacturer TEKO has launched a new fully responsive website for better browsing on the move. TEKO’s new website enables users to compare plastic and aluminum enclosures and accessories faster and more easily. In just a few clicks users can compare standard sizes and colors; see available accessories; download materials information, pdf datasheets, dwg

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New app measures energy savings for industrial enclosure A/C systems

Schaumburg, IL – Rittal Corporation, the world’s largest enclosure manufacturer and a leader in thermal management of electrical, electronic and IT equipment, introduces the ChillZone app, an energy savings estimator for the Blue e+ line of industrial enclosure cooling solutions. The ChillZone app, which is available for immediate download in the Google Play™ and Apple®

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Accurate Screw Machine achieves AS9100 REV C Certification

New Jersey-based manufacturer demonstrates its continual dedication to producing the highest quality, custom hardware, fasteners and machined components for the aerospace market. CHICAGO, IL – Accurate Screw Machine (ASM), a division of MW Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce its achievement of AS9100 Rev. C certification for its Fairfield, New Jersey manufacturing plant. AS9100 registration

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Dorner Introduces Next Generation 2200 Series Modular Belt Conveyors

HARTLAND, Wis., — Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 Series Modular Belt Conveyor features additional belt options, a sleek open frame design, a universal T-slot and is ideal for applications within the metalworking, packaging, assembling and general manufacturing industries. The product redesign includes a number of improvements. For starters, its ladder-style, open frame design replaces traditional perforated

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Demonstration boards for semiconductor products

The LTC1668, 50Msps, 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is for applications with analog frequency content between the audio range and several megahertz. DC2459A is a complete redesign of the original demonstration circuit. Several signal conditioning options are available for the analog output, and digital signals through one of several FPGA development boards. Example FPGA code is

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SFH 2440 L photodiode

Flush-mountable photodiode for heart rate measurements

Photodiode SFH 2440 L saves on mounting height in the design of heart rate sensors. It can be flush-mounted on the printed circuit board (PCB), with longer leads ensuring secure mounting and reliable solder points. The component also features spectral sensitivity for measuring heart rate. SFH 2440 L is a large-area photodiode with the same

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Chassis system drives 24-station medical assembly

Edited by Mike Santora A west-coast medical parts manufacturer was recently faced with the challenge of creating a closed female luer valve with a robust system featuring 24 install stations for a 3-5 piece assembly production process. This manufacturer’s medical product line provides patients and caregivers with devices that help improve patient outcomes by minimizing

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Injection Molding and Machining Resins for Medical Devices and Components

Successfully matching resins for manufacturing injection molded and machined medical devices and components means reviewing the types of materials available and reviewing the product usage. Usage considerations include temperature, chemical contact and resistance, applied stresses during use, transparency, opacity, aesthetics, wear resistance, lubricity and sterilization. Typical resins used for medical applications and components include PEEK,

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Designing a better exoskeleton

Listen in as Jeff Gorges of the University of Houston Research Lab describes how fast turnaround of prototyped and final parts helped the researchers move quickly on developing a futuristic brain-machine robotics system. Make Parts Fast

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Subtractive and additive technologies help design a better exoskeleton

Custom-machined joints, brain-controlled exoskeleton combine to enable paraplegics to walk. “Enabling people with lower-limb paralysis to walk again is an endeavor with a “high social impact,” says Jose Contreras-Vidal, director, University of Houston research lab. The United States has an estimated 6 million people with paralysis. Lifetime care for a 25-year-old who becomes paraplegic because of […]

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Fictiv streamlines communications to its online interface

With Fictiv’s recently added Live Annotations feature, users get immediate manufacturing feedback from Fictiv engineers, which helps in the production of better user products. “Often valuable design for manufacturing feedback is only available to a few users subscribing to expensive CAD packages, but our goal at Fictiv is to make these tools more accessible to […]

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Unable to grasp the meaning of numbers

by Leland Teschler, Executive Editor Much has been written about the innumeracy of the general populace. An inability to grasp the meaning of numbers leads to a variety of bad outcomes that include a predilection to be hoodwinked by junk science and financial scams. An even more pernicious outcome of an inability to understand simple

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The IoT and Cloud security measures — not as well developed as needed

Staff Report Will a fight break out over who’s responsible for securing data? Maybe. Will companies start taking security seriously? Not sure. Will design engineers need to address security before corporate management? A key component of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the cloud; that group of services

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