These screens for medical applications, hydraulic-valve screens, fuel filters, laser-light filters, extruding screens, and particle separation and sizing, are are made with photoetching. This approach means that the openings don't shift or change as the screens work. They also lack the burrs that are associated with stamped screens. They can be made with straight or tapered holes, and hole sizes are as small as 0.003 inch. They are usually stainless steel, but can be other materials. Many sizes and custom shapes are available, but the standard screens have 60 or 90 degree patterns with a maximum guaranteed perforated area of 18 3 21 inches.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.