MATERIALS: Henkel Corp. has announced new dates for Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Training Workshops during 2010. These comprehensive programs address topics specifically related to the design and assembly of medical devices, including proper joint design for adhesive assembly, selecting the appropriate adhesive technology, and processing-equipment requirements.
Loctite Medical Training Workshops are scheduled for Wednesday, June 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois; and on Tuesday, June 22, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in San Diego, California. Both events will feature information on new Loctite(r) ISO 10993 biocompatible light cure silicone and cyanoacrylate adhesives, and the latest in LED curing.
Design, product and manufacturing engineers who attend Loctite(r) Medical Device Adhesive Training Workshops benefit from intensive educational information and hands-on demonstrations of adhesives and equipment. Engineers walk out with a solid knowledge of adhesives and understand how to automate manual processes, improve profitability/process efficiency, decrease costs, improve product quality/reliability, and reduce process cycle times and work-in-progress.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.