A CCD-based design kit for OEM engineers seeking a turnkey set-up for convenient and reliable evaluations for spectroscopy and spectrophotometer applications is available from Hamamatsu. The kit contains a highly-sensitive CCD detector head, a 12- or 16-bit A/D converter, LabVIEW drivers, and cable assemblies for an easy-to-use, ready-to-run tool. The scientific-grade CCDs feature low dark current, low readout noise, wide dynamic range, and 90% quantum efficiency at 600 nm. Results can be displayed as a 2-D image or in-line binning mode.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
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