Ironwood Electronics' new website enables customers to
access more than 5,000 products in an easy, simple navigation process. The new
website embodies simplified product classification (Sockets,
Solutions) and enhanced search capabilities using IC package parameters and
The second major improvement was to bring all technical
content under one section called "Tech Info." This section allows
customers to access technical articles on sockets/adapters, product
presentations highlighting features, benefits and advantages, product user
manuals, application notes, awarded patents, press releases archived by
technology and product cross references to IC packages.
In addition to a downloadable product catalog, the new site offers
users nearly 20,000 pages related to datasheets, drawings, configurations,
product pictures and CAD files to integrate into the customer's project
environment. It is organized to provide quick and direct access to all of
these resources by clicking a specific part number from the standard parts
table view corresponding to each product category.
Us" section provides access to domestic and international distributors'
information. It also provides availability of Ironwood application engineers to
discuss unique, custom solutions for different sockets and adapter application
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.