Webcasts

Effects of Sterilization Methods on Specialty Optical Fibers and Terminations

Optical fibers and terminations were subjected to different sterilization techniques, including multiple autoclaving and treatments with peracetic acid, E-beam and UV radiation. Effects of different sterilization techniques on key optical and mechanical properties of the fibers and the terminations were revealed.

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Metal Injection Molding - Process Overview

Proto Labs offers product developers up to 5,000+ stainless steel parts in less than three weeks with its metal injection molding (MIM) process. MIM transforms a fine metal powder encapsulated in a plastic binder into fully dense, net shape metal parts through a multi-step debinding and sintering process.

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Overview of Liquid Silicone Rubber Molding - What is LSR?

At Proto Labs, product designers and engineers can get liquid silicone rubber (LSR) parts with the same quick-turn speeds as our thermoplastic injection-molding process. LSR parts are available in low volumes, typically from 25 to 5,000+ pieces, in three weeks or less. Why use LSR?

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Data acquisition for rugged and harsh environments: SomatXR

The NEW SomatXR family of rugged data acquisition modules were designed to perform in the harshest of environments. These modules are IP65/IP67 rated, meaning they can withstand high pressure washing, shock up to 70g, and sustained vibrations of 10g. By combining proven signal conditioning from the QuantumX family together with the SoMat experience of reliably collecting data in harsh environments, the result is “SomatXR”. This short webinar will only scratch the surface of the capabilities and versatility that this family of products offer, touching upon the benefits of its modular design, superior signal conditioning, and easy to use “out of the box” Catman setup software.

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Selecting Litz Wire to Increase Energy Efficiency

Many debate the most cost effective way to generate energy, but all agree that gains in efficiency when possible are the best way to save. When building high field strength/high frequency power devices, Litz should be considered. In devices such as motors, generators, high frequency power inductors, wireless power transfer, and inductive heating, Litz can be used to considerably lower the cost of energy ownership.

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Rad-Hard PM Optical Fibers for Space Gyro Application

              Optical fiber gyroscopes for space require a small form (for tight winding), small beat length (for high extinguishing ratio) and radiation hardness. Here we demonstrate an optical fiber specialized for space gyro applications, combining our expertise in optical waveguide design, optical material design and manufacture, optical measurement, and modeling of complex degradation and failure phenomena.

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Basics of Point Cloud CAD Construction with Portable CMM’s

            This presentation will cover the basics of point cloud CAD construction with portable CMM’s. It will cover everything from proper setup to obtaining data and feature extraction from the point cloud. After mastering these basics, the applications are endless!

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