Electronics introduces a new series of insulated low-profile Coin Cell Retainers
designed to protect the battery from shorting if inserted incorrectly. These
new retainers also allow the user to stack two 20 mm cells on top of each other
to achieve 6V of power from the same board footprint or for single cell 3-V
applications. The retainers are rugged yet lightweight, with clearly marked
polarity, and are designed for both lead free solder and traditional reflow
processes. The solder tails, located outside the insulating material, support
visual inspection systems. There are no other battery-holder products like it
available on the market with the durability and design flexibility.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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