Brochure includes descriptions, photographs, and diagrams on epoxy resin insulation systems for motors. These resins are coated directly onto the steel, thereby eliminating the problem of "wind downs," or magnet wire placement under traditional slot liners. The resin coating is thinner than slot liners so magnet wire turn length is reduced. Less magnet wire is required in the coil, resulting in less weight, greater efficiency, and less heat buildup, or more wire can be added to increase power output.
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There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.