Diversified Plastics on design for manufacturing
Diversified Plastics has released a new whitepaper titled ‘Design for Manufacturing Yields Better Profits and Shortens Time to Market’. This whitepaper explores how parts intended for plastic-injection moulding, simple or complex, can greatly benefit from optimisations found during the design for manufacturing (DfM) process.
Developing electronic textiles with UV curing
Intertronics has supported the Advanced Textiles Research Group (ATRG) at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) to develop electronic textiles that add functionality to materials and garments.
Electronics to become user-dedicated smart material
An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, 'Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customised 2020-2040'. Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
RF channel cards cut test costs and time to market
Semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest has introduced the newest generation of its Wave Scale RF channel cards for the V93000 platform to address the growing market demand for Wi-Fi 6E, 5G-NR transceivers, LTE-Advanced Pro and IoT communication devices operating at frequencies up to 8GHz.
Street artist and Goodfellow collaborate to make PPE
Plastic Jesus is a Los Angeles-based street artist best known for his bold 'Stop Making Stupid People Famous' stencil art and biting Academy Award-themed installations. These days, however, he’s turning his attention to the urgent need hospital medical staff have for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including face shields.
The importance of drying when cleaning medical PCBs
Medical electronics play an intrinsic part in modern healthcare. Electronics are at the heart of ground-breaking technology from life support systems and patient monitoring to devices like pacemakers and hearing aids. Quality, predictability and safety are all priority concerns to ensure patient safety. Therefore, cleaning medical PCBs found within these devices should not be underestimated. Emily Peck, Senior Chemist at MicroCare Corporation, ex...
Tips for the precise dispensing of two-part adhesives
When dispensing small amounts of two-part adhesives or other materials, two key considerations are whether the material is mixed correctly and the accuracy of the amount dispensed. Here Paul Whitehead, Key Account Manager at adhesives specialist Intertronics, shares his thoughts on the precise metering, mixing and dispensing of small amounts of two-part materials.
Altus gains ISO 9001 certification
Altus has achieved ISO 9001 certification. It promotes the development of continual improvement, customer satisfaction, traceability and international best practices within.
Top tips for micro, electrical and drag soldering
In this month’s edition of Hakko Tech Tips, we will specifically look at micro soldering, soldering electrical components and drag soldering. We will also highlight how to combat electrostatic discharge, the importance of cleaning and look at different Hakko systems that can make light work of more challenging soldering operations.
The future of flexible printed circuit boards
Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is a novel approach to electronic flexible printed circuit boards manufacturing that aims to combine the best of printed and conventional electronics. Conductive interconnects, and as many additional components as possible, are printed onto a flexible substrate, whereas the IC (integrated circuit) is produced separately using photolithography and then mounted (usually as a bare die, without packaging).