Henkel Corp. has expanded its line of Loctite ResinAid products for hearing aid fabrication, assembly, and repair. The expanded product line includes UV/visible light curable molding compounds, light cure equipment, instant adhesives, UV silicones, light cure acrylics, and light cure cyanoacrylate adhesives. As for shell materials, 14 low-viscosity and eight high-viscosity compounds are now available. All the materials comply with ISO-10993 standards for skin surface medical devices. The line also features nine adhesive formulations used for shell bonding. For more info, go to www.loctite.com/medical.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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