ASO – Silver tin oxide Ag – Silver, chemical symbol Bi, Bismuth, chemical symbol Cd – Cadmium, chemical symbol Cr (VI) – Hexavalent chromium, chemical symbol CRT – Cathode ray tube EEE – Electrical and electronic equipment ELV – End of life vehicles, EU directive EU – European Union Green – Used to describe RoHS-compliance component Hg – mercury, chemical symbol IT – Information technology LFS – lead free soldering Material declaration – format used to communicate the material content of a component NiAu – nickel and gold, chemical symbols Pb – lead, chemical symbol Pb-Free – Lead free. Implies free of the other five hazardous materials in RoHS as well PCB – printed circuit board PVC – poly vinyl chloride RoHS – Regulation of Hazardous Materials produced by the European Union SAB – Tin, silver, bismuth alloy SABC – Tin, silver, bismuth, copper alloy Sn – Tin, chemical symbol WEEE – Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment, a European directive
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
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A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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