Content posted in December 2013
3 Steps to the Right Fluid Connectors
12/17/2013  4 comments
Fluid connectors can boost the performance, increase the safety, and improve the user friendliness of devices and equipment used in a wide variety of life science, industrial, and chemical-handling applications.
Bionic Man Shows What’s Humanly Possible With Artificial Medical Technology
12/10/2013  30 comments
London-based robotics company Shadow Robot says two thirds of the human body can be replaced with artificial materials. Enter the Bionic Man.
Assessing Compatibility of Adhesives for LED Assembly
12/9/2013  3 comments
It is critical that LED manufacturers work closely with their adhesive suppliers during device design.
Managing Mechatronics Design Complexity With PLM
12/6/2013  5 comments
Improving product quality requires an integrated product lifecycle management approach that combines mechanical, electronics, software, and simulation data into a single collaborative environment.
Factory Automation Design & the AC-DC Equation
12/5/2013  4 comments
It is important to keep the end goal in mind when determining the best motor for an application.
How Temperature Affects the Performance & Efficiency of LEDs
12/4/2013  4 comments
Acquire comprehensive LED characterization using physical testing, modeling, and CFD simulation.
Simplifying Cable Specification
12/3/2013  4 comments
Knowing how to properly spec industrial cable can minimize factory operation downtime.

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