The Project: Specify a polymer for high performance in a range of devices, diagnostic equipment, and packaging. The Solution: Use COC in products for hospitals, medical laboratories, and other critical settings. LabCD system from Tecan Group Ltd.
A 352-page guide from Lumex Inc., Palatine, IL, describes thousands of opto-component solutions ranging from discrete LEDs to LCD displays. Information: 800-278-5666.
This leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial instrumentation for the process control and data acquisition industries published a 350 page Product Handbook, volume 17, 2005 edition.
The European Plastics and Rubber Directory is a unique directory that will keep users in touch with the European plastics and rubber industries across the whole of Europe.
The object of this publication is to provide practical guidance on assessing the useful service life of plastics. It describes test procedures and extrapolation techniques together with the inherent limitations and problems.
This is a monthly information service for manufacturers, suppliers, and users of performance plastics. It includes market and industry news, new materials and processing, performance applications, environmental issues, technological developments, and an events calendar.
The ISA Training Institute and ISA Press have released their latest catalogs detailing more than 300 continuing education courses and 400 reference publications and standards.
This four-page product bulletin profiles PEM self-locating projection weld nuts. These fasteners provide load-bearing threads in metal sheets too thin to tap and incorporate unique engineering to help promote cost-effective and efficient component assembly.
The Allied Electronics Product Catalog contains reference data and purchasing information for
Literature from 4th State Inc., Belmont, CA, offers a look at gas plasma processing and systems. Plasma surface engineering can improve product quality and consistency, reduce friction, and establish or improve biocompatibility.
Parker Fluid Control Division, New Britain, CT, is offering its new 24/7 Catalog, which features information on Skinner and Gold Ring solenoid valves. The valves, which are suitable for medical instrumentation, are available for shipping within 24 to 48 hours. Information: 440-205-7869.
A new guide from Integrated Biosciences Inc., Lewisberry, PA, presents a series of questions and answers to help readers determine if outsourcing is right for them. It also examines how to gain the greatest return on investment through outsourcing. Information: 610-866-8654.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Cincinnati, has a new CD that gives detailed information about its line of EVP proportional control valves, which can control flow ranging from 0 to greater than 20 liters per minute.
Many experts say engineers misunderstand rubber because, unlike metals or plastics, it does not have “cut and dried” design criteria. To help with the selection process, Rubber Industries, Shakopee, MN, is offering readers a free CD containing a selection guide for polymer and rubber compounds.
The “liver chip” is an MIT project designed to culture liver tissue. It’s seen as a tool for drug discovery and development including drug metabolism and toxicology. The chip’s cell-holding scaffolds are made of laser-machined polymers.