White Papers : Photonics/Optics
Optical Monitoring System Improves Thin-Film Coating Accuracy

Learn how to achieve greater accuracy in optical thin-film coatings. Formerly, coating design utilized a thin-film design software, such as TFCalc to provide analysis, optical data, optimization, results, and coating files. The difficulty would lie in replicating the design thickness...

White Papers : Materials
Antireflection Coatings for Space Applications

Space can be a harsh environment for optical coatings. They are exposed to vacuum, extreme temperatures, high-intensity radiation and ionized gas. To qualify for space programs, there are qualification tests and specifications that must be met. This paper outlines how Optimax qualified AR coatings...

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 : Medical
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 : Materials
Benefits of Silicone Elastomers for Healthcare Applications

When the human body requires support or artificial replacements in order to function properly or to boost the healing process, it is essential that the materials employed meet the highest quality requirements. Pure silicones support meeting these demands, and their extraordinary...

White Papers : Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-Voltage Switching Device Testing using the AARTS HV System

Accel-RF Instruments (ARF) has developed a test system capable of measuring reliability under a variety of conditions for switching power applications up to 1kV (off) and 25A (on) at a up to 1-MHz switching frequency (depending on high voltage level). By leveraging our existing RF...

White Papers : Medical
Antimicrobial Polyurethane Foams Provide Advanced, Effective Wound Care

Caring for wounds effectively is a top concern for hospitals, particularly in today’s climate of chronic diseases and the rising geriatric population. Wound dressings that prevent infection and are durable as well as comfortable for the patient are on the top of...

White Papers : Materials
Advantages of Using Silicone Adhesives for Medical Device Assemblies

The assembly applications for medical device manufacturers typically come with their own distinctive set of rigorous requirements. This white paper takes a closer look at one and two part silicone medical adhesives. These exceptional elastomeric systems offer a combination of...

White Papers : Materials
One Component Epoxies: Versatility and Convenience

To understand one part epoxy systems, you need to know how a two part system works. In this white paper, we explore how a one part system is constructed, how it can and should be used, and how it can be modified to achieve a variety of performance properties. Also learn how technological...

White Papers : Materials
Specialized Adhesives Withstand Thermal Cycling

Thermal cycling can create stresses on bonded parts that fluctuate vastly between different temperatures, from extreme cold to extreme heat, during regular intervals or on an intermittent basis. Adhesives have a proven track record for thermal applications. Learn more about their functional...

White Papers : Medical
Understanding Low Outgassing Adhesives

Engineers often want to know whether an adhesive is low outgassing or generic. And while there are cases when nothing but a low outgassing product will do, the truth is that many so-called generic adhesives inherently have low outgassing levels. What's more, most bonding, potting, encapsulation and sealing...

White Papers : Materials
Ultra Low Thermal Resistance Adhesives for Electronic Applications

Manufacturers of advanced electronic systems will find that advances in adhesives offer the ability to meet nearly any combination of requirements for thermal, environmental, and structural stability. As product manufacturers face greater challenges in assembling die, package,...

White Papers : Materials
Specialized Materials Meet Critical Packaging Needs in MEMS Devices

The unique requirements of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) call for specialized materials. The versatility of epoxies and adhesives are often capable of providing the necessary properties to ensure support and protection from thermal and mechanical shock, vibration, high...

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 : Materials
Choose Surface Treatments Early to Avoid Future Problems

Too often the coating of parts is an afterthought for design engineers. Rather than being a part of the discussion in the early stages of design, designers try to solve problems with coatings at the point of manufacturing—or even after manufacturing.

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