Total Parts Plus Inc., a provider of obsolete electronic components as well as environmental compliance services, has developed a China RoHS labeling solution. China’s labeling requirement is the first phase of its RoHS directive. The identification of toxic and hazardous substances must be included on labels for electronic products by March 1, 2007. Total Parts Plus has created a Web-based application that allows users to quickly identify the component substances and export the data in a pre-defined label format. “The China RoHS labeling solution provides a quick and user-friendly means for acquiring the data needed to meet the labeling requirements,” says John Hsu, vice president of engineering at Total Parts Plus.
China RoHS comes with strict labeling requirements, as shown by this example of a China RoHS label.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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