3D printed protection equipment to help with COVID-19
Stratasys has announced a global mobilisation of the company’s 3D printing resources and expertise to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, spanning its Stratasys, GrabCAD, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and partner network with donated printing capacity across all regions. The initial focus is on providing thousands of disposable face shields for use by medical personnel.
TE Connectivity donates 3D printer to Penn State College of Engineering
TE Connectivity (TE) has donated a 3D printer to the Penn State College of Engineering in State College, Pennsylvania.
Reducing turnaround time with turnkey PCB assembly
The process of designing and manufacturing printed circuit boards (PCBs) can be quite lengthy. From prototyping to modifying the designs, the early stages can take the longest. Manufacturers often work with several companies as they coordinate acquisition, fabrication, and assembly. If anything goes wrong, the process can slow to a crawl. Here, Adrian Brito of Svtronics, a turnkey electronics manufacturing services provider, explains why tur...
Farnell offers products to combat electrostatic discharge
To protect electronic components from the damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Farnell is offering a raft of products from leading suppliers.
Selective conformal coating made easy
With the ViCON system software, Rehm Thermal Systems has developed a user interface that enables the user to work intuitively. ViCON has now been redesigned for the special requirements of the dispensing and conformal coating systems of the Protecto series (ViCON Protecto).
LOPEC 2020 cancelled amid health concerns
Due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe and on the basis of the recommendations of the Bavarian State Government as well as of the responsible health authorities, Messe München has felt compelled to cancel LOPEC 2020.
Mouser adds LOCTITE to global portfolio
Mouser Electronics has extended its distribution agreement with Henkel to add LOCTITE brand materials to its portfolio.
Does graphene cause or prevent the corrosion of copper?
Graphene has attracted the interest of researchers in recent years because, despite its apparent anti-corrosive properties, its proximity was seen to increase the corrosion of copper. A research team from Chung-Ang University used Raman spectroscopy to analyse graphene’s properties over a long period and found that the corroded surface of copper forms a hybrid layer with graphene, which prevents further corrosion.
Renishaw loans schools 3D printers for a second year
After a successful pilot year of its 3D printer loan scheme, where Renishaw loaned 30 local schools a 3D printer for three months, the company has continued the project for a second year. In total, 21 primary schools and nine secondary schools in South Wales were loaned a 3D printer in the last academic year, covering four local authorities around the Renishaw Miskin site in South Wales.
Five ways real-time analytics can improve manufacturing
Manufacturers are continually looking for ways to improve efficiency and output, not just to increase profits but also to streamline operations and lower costs. Many new and emerging technologies have helped make optimisation possible, mainly through automation and a wealth of insights. By Kayla Matthews