The BOS-Ecoline enclosure system from Rose+Bopla combines custom sizing advantages of aluminium profiles with the cost- effectiveness of ABS plastic end caps to create a robust enclosure. Available in three different versions—closed, open on one side, or split profiles— these clear anodized aluminium profiles come in four profile width sizes from 57.5 to 120 mm, and are equipped with integral guide grooves for PC boards. Two different ABS plastic end caps are available, with or without wall brackets. Profiles feature recessed areas for membrane keypads. IP 40 rating is standard, but can be increased to IP 54 on ELP and ELPH profiles with seals and end caps. Rose+Bopla Enclosures Booth 15077
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Microchip recently released the 3D TouchPad, the first USB PC Peripheral device that couples 2D multi-touch input with 3D air gesture technology. The company seeks the help of developers to further enhance the capabilities of the technology.
To give engineers a better idea of the range of resins and polymers available as alternatives to other materials, this Technology Roundup presents several articles on engineering plastics that can do the job.
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