Henkel Loctite has introduced a new VOC-free, no-clean liquid flux designed to reduce solder balling defects. Called Loctite Multicore MF300, this high activity flux targets tough-to-solder surfaces such as oxidized copper. Non-flammable and halide free, MF300 is a low residue flux that meets U.S. air quality legislation. This resin-free liquid flux can be used in conjunction with most commonly used surface preservative materials, and it passes stringent Bellcore electromigration and J-STD-004 surface insulation resistance tests without cleaning. For more info, go to www.loctite.com/electronics.
The Strati EV car printed at IMTS is made of SABIC's LNP STAT KON AE003. SABIC tells Design News why this carbon fiber-reinforced compound was chosen by Local Motors and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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