Epoxy

Dymax, Torrington, CT, introduced Low Shrink OP-81-LS epoxy that cures in seconds upon exposure to broad-spectrum light.

Features include low volumetric shrinkage during cure and low-coefficient thermal expansion.

It is solvent-free and one-component and bonds dissimilar substrates such as polycarbonate, glass, acrylic, and metallic surfaces.

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3D Printing Software

Version 1.3 4D_Additive 3D printing software from CoreTechnologie, Southfield, MI, is designed for small-batch production of 3D-printed parts.

It reads all CAD formats and an automatic repair function for scan data delivers closed and homogeneous STL models in the shortest possible time.

Other enhancements include a texture module for enhancing the surfaces of CAD models with various surface textures.

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Temperature Logger

Measurement Computing Corp., Norton, MA, introduced the WebDAQ 316 standalone temperature logger for remote monitoring and control. It provides 16 isolated thermocouple inputs and four isolated digital bits that can be used as trigger inputs or alarm outputs.

Using the embedded Web server, users can configure applications, log temperature data, update digital outputs and/or send notifications based on alarm conditions, and view real-time data from any location and any device with a Web browser.

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Computer Module

Review Display Systems, Milwaukee, WI, offers the Kontron COMe-bV26 computer-on-module that supports an AMD Ryzen V2000 series ZEN2-based processor.

Powered by an AMD embedded system-on-chip, the module features 8 cores and 16 parallel threads of the processor. The basic module supports up to 6 GB DDR4 memory via two SO-DIMM connectors, up to 1 TB NVMe onboard Flash SSD, two SATA 6-GB/s, and eight PCI Express lanes.

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Rendering Software

Luxion, Tustin, CA, offers KeyShot® 10.2 real-time ray tracing and global illumination program for 3D rendering and animation.

Updates in the areas of materials, geometry, and workflow include a revamped Materials Library, a new touch-friendly Configurator style, and a new Mesh Simplification Tool.

A new caustic algorithm can handle thousands of lights, runs on the NVIDIA RTX Ampere GPUs, and allows details and fine structures in the caustics to be seen both up-close and at a distance.

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High-Temperature Adhesive

DELO, Sudbury, MA, introduced DELO MONOPOX HT2999 adhesive with high temperature stability and compression shear strength of 20 MPa at 180 °C.

The one-component epoxy resin is gray and pasty and takes ten minutes to cure in an air convection oven at 150 °C.

Other features are glass transition temperature of +180 °C and layer thickness of ~ 50 μm.

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Thermoplastic Film

L&L Products, Romeo, MI, introduced T-Link thermoplastic film for use when typical thermoplastic adhesive films are not sufficient.

Features include high strength, rigidity, and toughness as well as short cycle times for bonding.

It can be stored at room temperature, is repairable/formable, and is flexible and clear with low odor.

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Surface Mount Chokes

Signal Transformer, Lynbrook, NY, introduced the SPDL Series 2-line SMD common mode chokes for network communication applications.

The series provides differential mode noise suppression for high-speed signal lines.

Available in four different surface mount package sizes and a range of impedance values, the chokes support EMI suppression for Ethernet, CAN, Flexray, USB, and proprietary data signals.

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Epoxy

Epoxyset, Woonsocket, RI, offers EPOXICAST M25T epoxy with very low ion concentration and an extractable chlorine ion level below 10 ppm.

It was designed for microelectronic applications and features low cure shrinkage and glass transition temperature of 168 °C with a coefficient of expansion of 17 ppm/°C. It can be used from -55 to 200 °C, has water absorption of 0.02%, and is chemical-resistant.

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Reverse Engineering Software

FARO®, Lake Mary, FL, offers RevEng Software 2021 reverse engineering Scan-to-CAD software with automatic surfacing capabilities and reduced data capture time.

It is suited for aftermarket design, creation of replacement parts, new design iterations, or additive manufacturing. Users can import point cloud or mesh files from any source and repair the mesh.

An Automatic NURBS Surfaces Creation Tool allows for creation of a network of curves and surface patches with the click of a button.

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Panel PCs

Cincoze, New Taipei City, Taiwan, offers CRYSTAL sunlight-readable panel PCs that combine an industrial touch display and an industrial embedded computer module.

The systems offer a choice of Intel ® Atom®, Pentium®, and Core i3/i5 CPUs; up to 64 GB of memory; and 2 × 2.5" HDD/SSD. Display options include 8" to 21.5" with projective capacitive touch display and 1600-nits backlight.

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Solder-Mount Receptacles

The 3305-X open-bottom, low-profile solder-mount receptacles from Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., Oyster Bay, NY, are designed to be soldered into a .060" minimum mounting hole. A thin retention shoulder enables plugged-in components to sit nearly flush to the board surface.

Three length options of .105", .130", and .155" are available with above-board height of .010". They use a beryllium copper contact clip to make connections with mated round leads of .025" to .037" in diameter as well as square and rectangular leads.

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Silicone Sheeting

Bellofram Silicones, Newell, WV, offers 36 × 36" solid silicone sheeting available in 30 to 80 durometer and thickness from 1/8" to 1/2" (in 1/16" increments). The sheeting is suited for die-cut solid silicone gaskets and other sealing applications. Specialized sheeting is also available and can be made in virtually any color.

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Field-Programmable Gate Arrays

Lattice Semiconductor Corp., Hillsboro, OR, introduced Lattice CertusPro-NX field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

The FPGAs support LPDDR4 external memory and up to eight programmable SERDES lanes capable of speeds up to 10.3 Gbps.

They enable communication and display interfaces like 10 Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, SLVS-EC, CoaXPress, and DisplayPort.

The FPGAs provide support for up to 100k logic cells.

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Terminal Blocks

WAGO, Germantown, WI, offers TOPJOB® S Mini terminal blocks that feature Push-in CAGE CLAMP® connection technology. They are available with open tool slot or orange pushbuttons that can be actuated with any standard tool.

The blocks can be mounted in miniature rail, snap-in mounting foot for chassis mount, or direct mount with fixing flange.

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