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.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.