MATERIALS: An updated website that provides visitors with a clean, uncluttered design and a materials selector wizard that helps locate the appropriate material for their application is being introduced by Jade Engineered Plastics Inc. of Bristol, Rhode Island.
The Jade Engineered Plastics Website lets visitors select the best material for their application by highlighting a listed material or selecting a few variables. Featuring virgin and filled PTFE, other fluoropolymers, and a variety of thermoplastics, the site includes specifications for dozens of material variations for easily requesting a quote, and includes a stock shapes section for specifying and ordering rod and tube instantly on-line.
Offering a flexible and intuitive interface, the Jade Engineered Plastics Website Material Selector Guide lets users locate the appropriate material for their application based upon product type such as gaskets, bearings, valves, etc. or application area such as industrial, automotive, aviation, electronics, etc. Jade Plastics is an ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer.
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.