Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment Electro-active fabrics turn a sports bra into a heart rate monitor — and will soon transform other products too
Do It Right the First Time
Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment Make sure your steel prototype tool exactly duplicates production conditions. Issues to consider include cycle times, thermal management, and insert handling for side actions. Another option: aluminum.
Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment Many engineers use Excel to perform simple analyses, but this program offers more than basic math and plotting capabilities. Two books will help you make the most of Excel spreadsheets.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.