MATERIALS: ITW Devcon’s Tru-BondTM Dual Cure Adhesives cure to a hard, scratch-resistant surface with UV light, visible light, heat, or combinations of light and heat. They are ideal for producing protective, decorative, and dome coatings as well as for potting, wire tacking, and tamper proofing applications.
In the presence of air, the free radicals in most UV acrylic adhesives react with atmospheric oxygen and, through a process known as oxygen inhibition, interfere with surface curing. The result is often a slimy or tacky surface, and expensive high-intensity UV lamps are required to ensure proper curing. The unique chemistry of Devcon® Dual Cure Adhesives, however, overcomes oxygen inhibition barriers to allow curing with low-cost, low-intensity black lights. In fact, standard fluorescent black lights rated as low as 15 watts (available at most hardware stores) are sufficient to cure Tru-BondTM Dual Cure Adhesives totally tack-free. These adhesives can be used to produce thick, wrinkle-free surfaces because their depth of cure is greater than most UV-cured coatings. They can also be tinted with pigments to create almost any color as well as unusual visual effects.
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.