Iowa State University professor Vladimir Tsukruk developed a unique polymer coating for micro-electromechanical systems. He uses an electrostatic process that forms a "self-assembling" coating measuring less than ten nm thick that contains both flexible and hard layers. Tsukruk says the coating has low friction and a longer life span than existing single-layer polymers. For more information, contact Tsukruk at (515) 294-6904.
Determining the quantities and location of sensors in an Internet of Things application requires a thorough problem statement and a clear vision of success, an expert will tell engineers at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Show in Minneapolis.
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