MATERIALS: For bonding applications that must withstand impact or flexing, Henkel Corp. has introduced two new Loctite® Flashcure® Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesives. Featuring extremely fast cure speeds and a secondary moisture-cure mechanism that allows the adhesives to cure thoroughly in unexposed areas, these new toughened light cure formulations adhere to a wide variety of substrates including plastics, elastomers, rubbers, and metals.Loctite® 4310™Flashcure® and Loctite® 4311™ Flashcure® Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesives cure tack-free in just two to five seconds upon exposure to low-intensity UV/visible light. Both adhesives are fluorescent for inspection purposes and meet ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards. They can be used for bonding hypodermic needles, hearing aids, handheld electronics, household and industrial products. These cyanoacrylate instant adhesives are also suitable for sensor bonding and wire tacking applications.
Loctite® 4310™ Flashcure® Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesive is a clear to pale green, low-viscosity formulation that fills gaps to 0.005 inches using only moisture cure and can cure to depths up to 0.5 inches on exposure to light. Loctite® 4311™ Flashcure® Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesive is a high-viscosity, clear to pale green formulation that fills larger gaps to 0.008-inches using only moisture cure and can be cured to depths up to 0.5 inches on exposure to light. Both adhesives withstand temperatures ranging from -65 to 180F.
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.