Molex Inc. has released a 1.28 mm height microSD memory card
connector. The ultra-small connector joins the Molex line designed for
microSD applications. Molex microSD connectors reduce memory card fly-out and
sticking problems in digital cameras, tablet PCs, mobile phones and other
compact consumer electronic devices.
The connector is surface mountable and offered in push-push
style. It includes a detect terminal for card detection, and brake features for
smooth, controlled card ejection. The connector is rated at 0.5A and 10V and
includes metal shielding for ESD protection. An inner-lead terminal design
provides secure contact reliability and prevents terminal stubbing during card
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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