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Guidelines for Ensuring PCB Manufacturability

The rules of PCB design have changed little over the years, but the demands on the boards themselves keep increasing. The need for smaller, more complex boards used in smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices translates into less real estate for greater functionality.

Posted in: Tech Talks

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New Nanowires Absorb Light

Harvard University scientists have created nanowires with new useful properties. The wire not only absorbs light at specific wavelengths, but also light from other parts of the spectrum. The technology could have applications in areas ranging from consumer electronics to solar panels.

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Kimberly Hambuchen, Deputy Project Manager, Human Robotics System Project, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Kimberly Hambuchen, Deputy Project Manager, Human Robotics System Project, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX Kim Hambuchen is currently building user interfaces for Vakyrie, a six-foot-two, 286-pound humanoid robot. The two-legged Valkyrie builds on NASA’s Robonaut, a robotic assistant currently onboard the International Space Station.

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Coming Soon - Benefits of Using Layered Thermal Insulation Systems in Industrial and Commercial Applications

The new Layered Composite Insulation for Extreme Environments (LCX) technology provides a unique combination of thermal, mechanical, and weathering performance capability that is both cost-effective and enabling. In addition to the proven areas in cold-work applications for piping and tanks, the LCX technology also has the potential for broader industrial and commercial use.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars

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Generating Accurate Dynamic Loads for Finite Element Analysis

Dynamic loads are far more difficult to predict and understand compared to static loads, and this is especially true in systems with multiple moving parts, complex interactions and dynamic phenomena.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars

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Coming Soon - Component-Level Protection Increases Reliability of Advanced Technologies

Designers and manufacturers over a broad industry spectrum often seek key competitive advantages through the use of conformal coatings to preserve or enhance one or more key properties or functions. These desired functions may be electrical and barrier protection, dry film lubricity, stabilization of delicate microstructures, biocompatibility, antimicrobial features or a combination of one or more of these properties. Advances in technology have driven many part sizes and complexities beyond the capabilities of many traditional conformal coatings.

Posted in: Webinars, Upcoming Webinars, Coatings & Adhesives

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Coming Soon - Designing Antenna and Electronic Systems for Space and Airborne Applications

Across all industry sectors electronic systems such as antennas and sensors are becoming ubiquitous in support of wireless communication, sensing and power transfer. These are examples of the practical realization of the "Internet of Things". In the aerospace sector, such technologies are playing an increasingly important role in advanced technologies. For example, highly instrumented and connected aircraft are supporting condition based maintenance and health monitoring techniques. Remotely piloted systems are becoming more autonomous and delivering increasing amounts of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to support the warfighter. At the same time, the industry is expected to deliver these more advanced capabilities at lower cost, in a smaller and lighter footprint and with increased robustness, reliability and resilience.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Electronics, Antennas, Sensors

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