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Modular Vs. Unibody Enclosures: How to Improve Scalability and Efficiency

This brief Tech Talk examines strategies for improving enclosure scalability and efficiency while highlighting the differences between truly modular and unibody welded enclosures. It also addresses considerations that should be made when specifying an enclosure including: the application for which the enclosure will be used; the environment in which it will reside; space, temperature and internal design requirements; and the enclosure’s need to facilitate cable management.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Electronics & Computers
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Surface Texturing for Improved Medical Device Strength

Today’s implantables are highly engineered assemblies with multiple complex elements that require innovative materials and sophisticated manufacturing. The development and use of new and novel materials and processes have enabled advances in both medical device performance and patient safety. Whether it’s a lighter material, a smoother surface, or a process that can be made automated and repeatable, advanced technologies such as scratch-free surfaces or specialized coatings for stimulation can help you extend or improve the life of your implantable device.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Tech Talks, Medical
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Beyond Fatigue: A Closer Look at Why Bearings Fail

In Conjunction with SAE

When bearings are designed and specified into an application, rating life is typically the primary factor that determines their suitability. While there are methods to incorporate additional environmental factors into bearing life calculation, the end result is still primarily a prediction of fatigue life. This presentation will explore some of the many elements – as well as their effects – that can contribute to premature bearing failure.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Automotive
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Applying Wiring Harness Changes Without Damaging Your Electric System Design Flow

When an engineering change must be made to a wiring harness—and let’s face it, there is always going to be late-stage changes—it means you will make a change in multiple design steps. This Tech Talk discusses the challenges of applying changes and how to better handle them. For example, you might need to change an electric component that drives more current than the previous one. A change such as this can cause issues throughout your design flow: System Design, Wiring Design, and the Harness Design. The resulting inconsistencies lead to poor quality and prevent you from achieving your design cycle goals.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Electronics
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Conformal Coatings Increase Reliability of Critical Aerospace/Defense Systems and Components

In the aerospace and defense industries, conformal coatings are used to protect components from the increasingly harsh environments in which they must operate. As technologies continue to advance, often becoming smaller and more complex and/or utilizing advanced materials in their design, many surface treatment options struggle to provide reliable protection. This Tech Talk examines Parylene conformal coatings and how they ensure the reliability of critical components when failure is not an option.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Coatings & Adhesives, Materials
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A Genuinely Healthy Debate: Where to Source and Buy Engine Parts

In Conjunction with SAE

This Tech Talk examines the risks of using non-genuine engine parts. An expert in engine development, validation processes, and aftermarket solutions discusses the specific consequences that can result if incorrect filters, gaskets, and other parts are used.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Manufacturing & Prototyping
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The Path to V2X Using Digital Short Range Communication (DSRC)

In Conjunction with SAE

In December 2016 NHTSA published a notice of proposed rule-making requiring automakers to equip their vehicle fleets with Digital Short Range Communication (DSRC) technology starting in 2019. This Tech Talk discusses key use cases for implementing the DSRC, as well as relevant information on standards, technology, and testing. It also provides the opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Communications
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How to Create Effective, Energy-Efficient Solutions for Enclosure Climate Control

Sensitive electronic components and drives housed within enclosures are the backbone of many industrial applications and can generate a great deal of heat. It is imperative that these enclosures be cooled to avoid heat-related downtime.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Energy, Energy Efficiency
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How to Make Custom SoCs Smart

Custom SoCs are the new vogue: Analog is becoming smart, and there is a new wave of custom SoCs integrating analog and digital to create smaller, lower-cost products.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Electronics & Computers
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Achieving Lower Total Cost of Ownership in Your Enclosure Design

This Tech Talk explains the important differences between modular and unibody welded enclosures. It also details what designers and specifiers of industrial enclosures must consider to achieve lower total cost of ownership.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Manufacturing & Prototyping
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