Oops! She did it again. Pop icon Britney Spears is breaking all the boundaries Madonna left standing by entering the complicated field of semiconductors.
Britney's Guide to Semiconductor Physics at http://britneyspears.ac/lasers.htm contains a guide that covers the basics of semiconductors, tricks for making p-n junctions, radiative and non-radiative transition tips, the ins and outs of edge-emitting laser operation, and pointers for understanding photonic crystals. A "Lip-glossary" contains an A-to-Z listing of common industry terms, a periodic table, physical constants for "calculating stuff," and important physical properties of semiconductor materials. The site is complete with honest-to-goodness diagrams and charts, helpful equations, and lots and lots of fabulous Britney photos—not to mention official wallpaper featuring Britney practicing her moves in the lab. Finally a place online you and your teenagers can share!
There's even an automatic newsfeed featuring semiconductor, optoelectronics, and of course, late-breaking Britney news. Come on baby, hit her site one more time.
As manufacturers add new technologies to their products, designing for compliance becomes more difficult. Prepare for the certification testing process. Otherwise, you increase the risk of discovering a safety issue after a product leaves the assembly line. That will cause significant time-to-market delays, be much costlier to fix, and damage your brand in the eyes of customers.
Stratasys will be exhibiting two groundbreaking large-scale additive manufacturing technologies, as well as other new products, next month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
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