Membrane switches can be combined with laminated overlays for complete panel assemblies, and can be designed in numerous shapes, sizes, and layouts. Surface-mount LEDs can be incorporated, and options such as tactile response, static discharge, and EMI/RFI/ESD shielding are also available. Switch assemblies can be attached to rigid subpanels that can include mounting hardware. Complete assemblies can be installed as a single component during final product assembly.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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