The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) has launched a HFR (halogenated flame retardant)-Free Leadership Program. The program will act as an umbrella for several projects, including a technical evaluation of key electrical and mechanical properties of HFR-free - or low halogen - materials to ensure reliability and performance of replacement materials. Projects will also assess technology readiness and supply chain capabilities.There are 22 companies participating in the program, including OEMs such as Cisco, Dell and HP; EMS/ODM suppliers such as Celestica and Flextronics; and suppliers such as Intel.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is