These guides are used for backlighting displays in a number of applications from digital still camera and camcorder microdisplays to Gen 3 mobile phone displays to desktop monitors. Brighter than other LED-based backlighting systems, they come in sizes from 0.24-inch diagonal to 15.4-inch diagonal, in single LED monochrome, bi-color or tri-color backlights. The MicroLens pixel-based light extraction technology makes the LEDs brighter, crisper, and as thin as 0.60 mm or smaller. They only consume about 1-20 mA @ 3.5V, and are about 80-85 percent uniform on average. Mechanical holding features can either be built into the backlight or onto a custom-designed backlight frame. Prices vary, but simple single-LED backlights can cost as little as $1 or less in quantity.
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
In a world that's going green, industrial operations have a problem: Their processes involve materials that are potentially toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. If improperly managed, this can precipitate dangerous health and environmental consequences.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is