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What Engineers Should Know about Zinc-Nickel Coatings

George Gatto, Jr., Gatto Industrial Platers Inc., and Tarek Nahlawi, Randy Kramer, and Jamie Flesch, Dipsol of America Inc.

They protect against corrosion, wear, and thermal stress, but are not always applicable.

The development and practical application of electroplated zinc-nickel alloy coatings began during the 1980s, and its acceptance and use have grown slowly...

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Safer Air Travel with Weaponized Dragonfly Wings

Cabe Atwell

Researchers turn to the wings of the dragonfly for potential air-passenger safety from infectious agents.

The general focus on improving air travel usually involves faster, safer, lighter, and more fuel-efficient aircraft. But another safety concern is disease transmission because the airtight flying metal cylinders...

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Caps & Plugs Application Guide

Sponsored by Essentra

Choosing the right cap or plug to protect your application can be challenging. Our guide provides an

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Coming Soon - Stray Light Analysis and Design of Optical Imaging Systems

Stray light is an age-old problem for optical systems. Fortunately, software tools available today for the optical designer enable quick and accurate characterization of stray light.

Coming Soon - Flexible Coupling Solutions for OEM Applications

Gain insights into specifying a flexible coupling for your application that offers the best combination of value and performance. Attendees will see examples of solutions provided for real world applications that leveraged the engineering support and technical skill of Helical Products. Designing and manufacturing a custom coupling for OEM applications provides savings by optimizing the size and targeting environmental conditions that would not be met by off-the-shelf products. Read more »

Freestanding Dielectric Elastomers Offer New Capabilities in Actuation, Soft Robotics

A dielectric elastomer from NC State University, Raleigh, is enhanced with electroactive "bottlebrush" polymers that allow it to deform under relatively low electric fields and hold its final shape after the field is removed.

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The World of Design & Manufacturing Under One Roof

Highlights of the Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, and other events include 3D printing for microfluidics and a medical sealer with RFID readers and an optical sensor.

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Electroforming Basics for Miniature and Specialized Components

Sponsored by Servometer

What is Electroforming? How does it actually work? Manufacturers have been using electrodeposition for centuries, but as

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9 Myths about Solar Panels

Many homeowners don’t think solar power is for them. The technology isn’t ready, or their location isn’t right, or maybe they plan on moving soon. The folks at Solar Authority...

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10 Myths About Diamonds

David Hardeman, Element Six

We debunk some of this most prevalent falsehoods associated with this unique engineering material.

We debunk some of this most prevalent falsehoods associated with this unique engineering material.

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