FLUID POWER: Mott Corp. is now offering its FLP Series filter line for liquid source gas applications in the semiconductor market, as well as high-flow applications in the photovoltaic and biopharmaceutical markets. The FLP Series accommodates high flow rates in very low pressure drop applications. The extremely open media allows for easy passage of the low-pressure liquid source gas while having enough surface area to efficiently remove particles down to 0.003µm and is especially effective at preventing large particle agglomerations from migrating downstream. These filters are all-metal and constructed from 316LSS. This allows them to withstand the higher temperatures needed to keep the low pressure gases and organometallics in vapor phase. The FLP Series currently consists of three standard configurations that make it easy to match to any existing heat jacketed filter installations.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
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