MATERIALS: Sanford Distributing introduces new, smaller quantity packaging for its range of Double/Bubble® epoxy, urethane and silicone adhesives. Double/Bubble adhesives are now available in Variety-Pak cartons of 25 or 50, in addition to the traditional 100-size carton. The unique, color-coded, dual-pouch adhesive formulations include eight epoxies, three urethanes and a silicone to handle virtually any installation, maintenance or repair requirement. The new, economy-size cartons are designed to meet the needs of small to medium-size organizations for in-house or field service applications. Users can purchase cartons of a single Double/Bubble epoxy, urethane or silicone formulation or they can specify a combination of adhesives to meet their needs. The patented, single-use packaging concept solves the time-consuming and costly problems of having to preserve unused portions of adhesives in conventional containers, which generally hold more material than necessary for most applications.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.