How composite materials are driving the smart city movement
The island state city of Singapore is often hailed as the world’s premier smart city. With a 99% connectivity rate, robo-taxis and huge network of sensors providing a large pool of data for analysis, it is easy to see why the island is at the forefront of the smart city movement.
Hybrid flux mitigates rising alcohol prices
A hybrid flux EO-Y-014 designed for wave and selective soldering has been introduced by Emil Otto.
Electronic component protection for IoT devices
One of the latest electronic component protection methods being used in the consumer IoT industry is plasma nano-coating technology. This technology is already widely used in consumer electronics and works by using plasma to bond an invisibly thin, ultra-light, uniform layer of polymer to surfaces – providing protection from water damage and corrosion to treated PCBAs’ (printed circuit board assembly) electrical components.&...
Overcoming the barriers to smart materials
For all the benefits they offer, smart materials are not always a viable option for manufacturers. This is because they often rely on technologies that are still in their infancy or suffer from issues such as poor reliability and longevity. Here Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, looks at some of the barriers to commercialising these materials.
Advantest takes show business online
Semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest is preparing a complete portfolio of online activities – including remote technical presentations, online exhibits of new products and technologies, virtual press conferences and online networking events – to showcase the company’s presence at several virtual industry conferences this year.
Fuel cells and electrolysers 3D Printing
Fuel cells able to convert hydrogen into electricity are called to play an important role in the energy transition towards a future with zero-emissions. In reverse mode, electrolysis cells can convert water into hydrogen by using electricity. By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEx
AOI systems help cut costs and improve quality
Large and small electronics manufacturers are subject to relentless demands for reduced cost and improve quality. To meet these demands GOEPEL electronic have launched two new Automatic Optical Inspection Systems.
ESD safe materials to accelerate 3D printing in electronics manufacturing
Material choice is one of the key considerations for an engineer when it comes to choosing a manufacturing method; and they can benefit greatly from having access to ESD safe materials (electrostatic discharge) which are critical for 3D printing electrostatic sensitive fixtures, enclosures, and parts. Brandon Sweeney, Head of R&D for Materials and Co-founder of Essentium, explains further.
PCB laser marker delivers faster cycle time
YJ Link has released the new YLM series Laser Marker solution which Altus Group, a supplier of capital equipment in the UK and Ireland, will introduce to customers in July.
Trends in creating electronics through additive manufacturing
The use of 3D printing technology to build devices with embedded electronics has evolved. In the early days, special 3D printers injected dielectric inks onto a layer of a build, creating electronic traces, to build electronic parts. Here Nano Dimension's CEO, Yoav Stern, talks about new trends to create PCBs.