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.
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.