CHO-SHIELD(reg) 2052 conductive coating provides high levels of EMI shielding on plastic enclosure materials such as polycarbonate, ABS, PC-ABS, Noryl, and PVC. The coating consists of silver-plated-copper particles dispersed in a one-component acrylic resin system. The coating is compatible with all commercially available application technologies, including high volume/low pressure (HVLP) spray systems and conventional propeller-agitated pressure pots. The coating also meets UL746 adhesion requirements.
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A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.