Electronics
Electropolishing for Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Posted in White Papers, Electronics, Coatings & Adhesives on Monday, 27 July 2015
Manufacturing components for the hydraulic and pneumatic industries often involve creating the ideal surface finish: neither too rough nor too smooth. When it comes to surface finish, electropolishing can help manufacturers walk that fine line and achieve the ultimate in function.
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Designing Antenna and Electronic Systems for Space and Airborne Applications
Posted in Upcoming Webinars, Electronics, Antennas, Sensors on Tuesday, 14 July 2015
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.
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Converting Cotton Fabric into Transistors
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Coatings & Adhesives, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring on Monday, 13 July 2015
A team of fiber scientists at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, have created cotton fabric that, they say, can kill bacteria, conduct electricity, ward off malaria, capture harmful gas, and weave transistors into clothing. They explain that cotton, a cellulose-based material, can be controlled one atom at a time. Instead of adding electronics to fabrics, they have converted cotton fibers into electronic components like transistors and thermistors.
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Tech Trend Report: Will GaN Knock out Silicon Semiconductors?
Posted in White Papers, Electronics on Friday, 10 July 2015
This whitepaper is the first in a series from Intercomp, a premier electronics component parts distributor with value analysis/value engineering services designed to help companies with product innovations, development, sourcing and quality management.
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Assisting An Aging Population: Designing Medical Devices With Force Sensing Technology
Posted in White Papers, White Papers, Electronics on Tuesday, 23 June 2015
With the geriatric population on the rise, design engineers are challenged with designing responsive, noninvasive, user-friendly medical devices that cater to the needs of an older generation. Patients are looking for cost-effective, easy to use assistive tools that help them regain independence and confidence in their everyday life. Force feedback is a key feature for many of these devices that provide the user and doctor with great insight that ultimately results in better quality of life for the patient. Medical devices with force feedback allow design engineers to create innovative products that differentiate them from the competition. 
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3D Printing with Copper and Gold Achieved
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Rapid Prototyping & Tooling, Metals, Patient Monitoring on Thursday, 18 June 2015
A team of scientists from the University of Twente in The Netherlands has discovered a way to 3D print structures of copper and gold, by stacking microscopically small metal droplets. These droplets are made by melting a thin metal film using a pulsed laser. They say that this technology would allow manufacturing of entirely new devices and components.
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Heart-Powered Electronics
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Supplies, Coatings & Adhesives, Composites, Metals, Plastics, Implants & Prosthetics on Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created thin, flexible electronic devices that efficiently harvest the mechanical energy from natural motions of the human body. In addition to advances in materials processing to enable fabrication of these thin film devices, accurate analytical models were developed to predict electrical output of mechanical energy harvesting devices as a function of key design parameters and materials properties.
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