I've attended every week of the presentations since the beginning of this year, save 1 week. This week, so far, has been the most practical of all of them. I also feel that Jon did a superb job of presentation. The photos were excellent, and the delivery was logical and easily followed. Bravo and thanks to Jon and to Digikey. If I may be so bold to speak for all the attendies over the past months, thank you very much Digikey and Design news.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.