MATERIALS:Fabrico provides specialty materials, engineering and manufacturing services for medical products ranging from IV site and wound care to medical devices and disposables. Using a fully equipped Class 7 (10,000) clean room, Fabrico converts materials such as electrical grade papers, films, coated cloths, laminates and tapes for the most demanding medical applications. Fabrico has an extensive manufacturing capability that ranges from die cutting and slitting to more complex laser and water jet cutting for intricate patterns and materials. Some of the materials Fabrico custom converts include diagnostic test strips and carrier frames, composite wound care dressings, die-cut medical grade foam tape, bio-compatible pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes (both woven and non-woven) and hypoallergenic adhesive tapes for cosmetic applications. Fabrico also provides printing services for tamper-evident and custom pressure sensitive labels used on various medical products.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.