An valid alternative to conventional machine tooling
Gerard Young, Applications Engineering Team Leader, Parker Hannifin – Chomerics Division Europe, explains that 3D printing for prototyping EMI housings and gaskets is breaking new ground.
3D printing accelerates tissue engineering research
Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of accessible 3D printing systems, is working with Dr Sam Pashneh-Tala, Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, who is leading pioneering tissue engineering techniques for creating complex, lab-grown, blood vessels with patient-specific shapes, powered by Formlabs SLA 3D printers.
Form and Function with 3D Electronics
Since the inception of electronic devices there have been radical improvements in performance and miniaturisation. However, the form of electronics has barely changed – typically discrete components are mounted on circuit boards which are put in a box. By Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx
What are the challenges of stretchable electronics?
Stretchable Electronics (SC) is already commercial and comes in many shapes and forms. The panel of images below showcases a number of prototypes and products which utilise a stretchable component and/or material. These pictures have been mainly (not entirely) taken by IDTechEx analysts at events around the world during the past five years.
How to address the challenge of long lead times
For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), securing appropriate levels of inventory for long lead time components and sub-assemblies is a costly, time-consuming and perennial challenge. Increasingly OEMs are outsourcing, but choosing the right supply partner can make all the difference to companies looking to boost their competitiveness in a rapidly changing market. Paul van der Tang, Purchasing Director of Offshore Electronics explains.