White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal Finishing White Paper: Electropolishing to Improve Corrosion Protection

One of the most common applications for electropolishing is to enhance corrosion resistance on a wide variety of metal alloys, specifically stainless steel. Electropolishing is quickly becoming a replacement process for a long established treatment: Passivation....

White Papers : Materials
Building Better Bonds

Until recently, there was little up-to-date research about adhesives that could be used with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. By collaborating with Henkel Corporation, whose LOCTITE® adhesive continues to be tested at the industry’s most comprehensive ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, Eastman was able to determine...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Virtual Commissioning with a Model-Driven Digital Twin

The manufacturing and automation industry is highly-evolving and competitive. As demands on product requirements increase, the inherent design risks can pose significant problems, threatening the success and reputation of those trying to keep pace. The technique of virtual commissioning (VC)...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Load Simulation for Test Benches

Test bench designers can count on Andantex to provide a comprehensive, low cost, viable solution backed by decades of industry expertise. With reproducible and accurate torque fast response time, easy remote control and with low power consumption, magnetic particle brakes offer an up-to-date and cost effective...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
7 Cost Saving Steps for Your Next Design

Every company wants to decrease costs without affecting the quality of their products or services. There is rarely a perfect way to achieve this and PCB design and assembly is no exception. When searching for a low-volume assembly shop to populate your boards, it may be tempting to use a low-cost shop to...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Evaluation of LTE-M towards 5G IoT Requirements

LTE-M, a machine-focused variant of the 3GPP LTE standard, is designed to meet the high-coverage, low-cost, and low-power consumption requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT). In January 2017, a group of more than a dozen industry players evaluated LTE-M's coverage performance, and published a...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to Use 3D Printing for Fast, Low-Cost Product Development and Iteration

Most people think of 3D printing as a mock-up tool. Sure — creating cheap, fast prototypes is an advantage, but it’s just a step on the way to injection molding for mass manufacturing. Now, industrial 3D printing services like Shapeways are upending that model. In a...

White Papers : Medical
Selecting the Optimal Washer Solution for Assembly Applications

Efficient, accurate assembly and fastening processes are critical in manufacturing applications, as they ensure the right parts or components are utilized to build, sort or package products in a variety of applications, including the automotive, medical, aerospace and appliance...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
High Performance Optical Mounts

Optical mounts frequently play a critical role in overall laser system performance. Yet their impact often becomes obvious only when system operation degrades due to optical misalignment induced by vibration, thermal drift or long term mechanical creep in mounts. This article reviews basic styles of optical mount...

White Papers : Medical
The Use of Implantable Silicone in Medical Devices

The first use of silicone as a material implanted in the human body for medical treatment is said to date back to1946, when surgeon Dr. Frank Lahey used silicone for bile duct repair. Since the early success with experiments with such uses as tubing for urethra replacements and hydrocephalus...

White Papers : Test & Measurement
Unlock the Hidden Potential of Your CMMs

Measurement is vital to any manufacturing business, providing essential information to control processes and verify products. But older co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) can become bottlenecks if they fail to keep pace with changing measurement needs. Advances in sensor, metrology software and...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Using Vacuum Impregnation to Fill Quality Gaps for Electronics Manufacturers

Often the most troublesome and critical problems are those that are least visible. That certainly is true of electronic components, such as connectors, coils and wire harnesses. In the manufacture of these components, tiny voids, leak paths and microscopic holes are...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
When to 3D Print In House and When to Outsource

Rapid prototyping with 3D printing helps teams communicate with stakeholders and ultimately results in better end products. Download the white paper now if you want more information on:

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Advancing Thermal Management with Additive Manufacturing

An integral engineering element across major industries, from transportation to electronics, thermal management continues to challenge designers in several applications. 3D printing, aka additive manufacturing (AM), offers a unique solution for next-generation thermal control. With...

White Papers : Materials
OEM Body Shop ADHESIVE & SEALANT Selection Guide

A comprehensive industry-authored guide detailing the type and function of adhesives and sealants used in bodies and cabs (body-in-white, BIW) of light vehicles and heavy trucks, common test methods, and selection considerations for OEM’s.

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