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Bearing Design Considerations in Medical Technology
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6/17/2013  6 comments
Pharmaceutical, dental, and medical device applications present many challenges for bearings. These include high speeds, low noise, long service life, and resistance to harsh environments or aggressive chemicals or fluids.
DFAA: Design’s Acronym for Efficiency
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5/30/2013  7 comments
As manufacturers rush to install the latest productivity-boosting equipment, engineers are being challenged to master the skills of DFAA.
Device Manufacturers Embrace Electrically Conductive Adhesives
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4/8/2013  5 comments
As the trend toward compact, high-functioning devices evolves, electrically conductive adhesives are proving key components in the manufacturing process.
Using Copper in PCB Design & Fabrication for Maximum Reliability
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3/26/2013  12 comments
The military and aerospace industry has used heavy copper circuitry for many years, and it is gaining momentum in industrial applications.
Selecting Fastening Components to Optimize Manufacturing Efficiencies
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3/8/2013  3 comments
When evaluating a fastener, latch or hinge component for a new application, form, fit, and function are essential criteria.
Specifying Captive Panel Screws by Design
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2/26/2013  6 comments
Understanding the key drivers that influence the choice of captive panel screws helps engineers select one for their application.
Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
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2/13/2013  12 comments
Design News is pleased to announce the winners in our 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
Electronics Work Inside the Body, Then Disappear
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12/11/2012  19 comments
Researchers have created devices that can dissipate in liquid, allowing for less invasive internal treatment for wounds, as well as other widespread applications for electronic devices.
V-Band Clamp Nut Keeps Turbochargers Sealed
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9/7/2012  10 comments
A unique internal thread form is helping the trucking and auto industries withstand extreme turbocharger heat and vibration.
Captive Fasteners Simplify Supply Chain
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8/23/2012  3 comments
Choices are now driven by the end user's application criteria.
Design Decisions: Resin Choice Is Critical
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8/7/2012  4 comments
When deciding on the material for an application, it is important to take into consideration what the product will endure.
Converting Machined Parts to Die Castings
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8/6/2012  2 comments
While there are a number of situations where machined parts are a good option, it is clear that even with fairly low volumes, die casting is something that should be considered, as it is often the better option.
Slideshow: Racing at Indy Grand Prix & Le Mans
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9/7/2011  17 comments
Racecars at the American Le Mans Series raceway in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Calif.
Slideshow: Automotive's Electric Vehicle Evolution
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8/24/2011  49 comments
Slideshow of automotive alternative power train technologies, showcasing cars ranging from all-electric to hybrids and gas turbines.
Design News 2011 Salary Survey: Best News in Years
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8/10/2011  7 comments
The results of our annual salary survey show solid improvements in pay, as well as overall satisfaction with the engineering profession, despite rising stress levels and a still-tight economy.
Design for Recyclability
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7/12/2011  10 comments
Component reduction through modular design and fastener standardization is paving the way for faster disassembly.
How Advanced Materials Improve Aerospace Engines
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5/26/2011  1 comment
As aerospace manufacturers look for high-temperature materials that increase performance, improve fuel efficiency and satisfy safety standards, while lowering manufacturing costs, advanced ceramics and high-performance superalloys play an increasingly important role in aerospace engine design.
High-Tech Implants
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5/19/2011  1 comment
Recovery rates for wounded U.S. soldiers are improving dramatically because of advanced processes for producing custom cranial implants.
Engineers Give Bioplastics Thumbs Up
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5/5/2011  2 comments
Many problems remain, however, including cost, properties, their claimed environmental benefits, and potential impact on food supplies.
Transparent Medical Elastomer Gel
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4/13/2011  1 comment
Soft compound can handle pellet form needed for standard injection molding systems.
Hot Melt Adhesive/Sealant
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4/11/2011  2 comments
High-strength frame bonding for crystalline solar modules.
Boeing Eyes Next-Generation Composites
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4/7/2011  1 comment
Boeing's next-generation aircraft, developed with NASA, will use up to 90 percent composites and be delivered as an integrated assembly, eliminating the need for thousands of fasteners.
SUR-SIZE Sheeter TS-54
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4/7/2011  Post a comment
For materials including films, foils, paper, nonwovens, corrugated and rubber products.
Thermoplastic Elastomers for Medical Pump Valves
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4/6/2011  Post a comment
How custom TPEs delivered in a two-shot molding process can eliminate pump valve assembly operations for manufacturers.
QTC Clear
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4/5/2011  Post a comment
Can be used to create Force Sensitive touch screens.
Omnilube Synthetic Food Grade Compressor Oils
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4/4/2011  Post a comment
Meet requirements of the USDA and FDA H-1 regulations, 21 CFR 178.3570 and conform to the requirements of NSF.
Optical Cable Assemblies
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4/1/2011  Post a comment
Includes four transmit and four receive channels at 10 Gbps per channel for InfiniBand standard SDR, DDR and QDR applications.
KetaSpire Medium Viscosity Resin
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3/30/2011  Post a comment
Designed for wire and cable applications, monofilaments, ultra-thin tubing and films.
Self-Retaining T-1 LED Mounting Spacers
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3/30/2011  Post a comment
For uniform and perpendicular LED positioning.
Vestamid HTplus M1533
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3/29/2011  Post a comment
Extends the service life of gearbox components.
Optically Clear, Highly Flexible Epoxy
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3/29/2011  Post a comment
Cures at room temperature and withstands cryogenic conditions.
Single Point Ground Welder
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3/24/2011  Post a comment
For producing the single point ground terminals needed in electronic components and circuitry.
FitQuik Connectors
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3/24/2011  1 comment
More than 350 fittings are available in standard configurations including barbed ends for tubing, threads, caps and plugs.
Portable Lubrication System
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3/24/2011  Post a comment
For mobility within large industrial plants.
StarGrip-X 5000 Series
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3/22/2011  Post a comment
TPE line formulated for applications needing enhanced grip and improved feel.
Rugged Spring Pins
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3/18/2011  Post a comment
Rated at 1,000,000 cycles minimum, the series spring pins are for higher-current spring pin requirements.?
Vinyl Elastomer Compounds
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3/14/2011  Post a comment
For cable-jacketing applications in wind turbines.
Ultra High-Strength Steel Alloy
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3/10/2011  Post a comment
A lower cost alternative to cobalt-containing precipitation hardenable alloys.
Silver Metcar Material
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3/9/2011  Post a comment
For rotating antennas used to track satellite communication systems.
High Flex Silicone Cables
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3/8/2011  Post a comment
"Off-the-shelf" and custom made cables for medical automation, diagnostics and pharmaceutical processing applications.
Ball Screws
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3/8/2011  Post a comment
Designed for operation under high vacuum applications.
Loctite Structural Acrylic Adhesives
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3/8/2011  Post a comment
Designed to replace or reduce welds, rivets and fasteners.
AbrasiMatic 300 Abrasive Cutter
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3/4/2011  Post a comment
Available with optional X-Bed, digital display to track X-axis movement for precise, repeatable cuts.
Cable Feeding Sheaves
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3/3/2011  Post a comment
Can slide into the end of a conduit and rotate to align with the desired cable direction, allowing cable to be fed-in smoothly from any angle.
VersaDrum Piston Pump Bulk Melters
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3/1/2011  2 comments
Consistent primary and secondary seal dispensing for insulated glass.
Chemically Resistant Epoxy
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3/1/2011  Post a comment
For applications demanding chemical resistance to acids, fuels and oils.
Enhanced Loctite 243 Threadlocker
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2/28/2011  Post a comment
Medium strength, primerless threadlocker for metal fasteners up to 3/4-inch in diameter.
LL335 Series Cable Assemblies
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2/24/2011  Post a comment
Offer a minimum bend radius of 1.5 in. and are available in-stock in 36-, 48- and 60-inch lengths.
Laser-Cladding Boosts Cylinder Performance
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2/24/2011  Post a comment
A special powder is metallurgically bonded to cylinder rods.
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