Cicoil's light-weight cables can incorporate any variety of
power, data and video conductors in a single compact cable design. In addition
to electrical conductors, the cables can also include single and multi-lumen
tubing for air or liquid transfer, and fiber optics, all in the same cable. The cables are 100 percent contaminant-free
and rated for Class 1 clean room use.
Incorporating multiple elements into a single flat cable makes medical
equipment smaller, quieter and more energy efficient.
The silicone encapsulation
provides a one-piece construction that creates a durable cable package that
will not break, deform or wear during a lifetime of more than 10 million
cycles, even under high speed flexing or tight bending radius conditions. Cicoil's silicone extrusion process also
delivers advantages in extreme environments, including temperatures ranging
from -65 to +260C, and the cables are impervious to water, steam, UV light and
Cicoil's UL Recognized, RoHS
Compliant & CE Conforming cables exceed the outgassing requirements of ASTM
E-585 and NASA 1124. For additional
abrasion resistance, Cicoil offers anti-friction coating options.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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