Accurately Measuring LED Device Performance – Is There Such a Thing?

LED testing and thermal issues Unfortunately, no, there isn’t a reliable way to measure LED light performance right now. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently tested 118 identical lamps in laboratories around the globe using their Measurement Assurance Program. The results showed an undesirable difference of 4% in luminous flux measurements even…

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Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News – May 2017

Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News – May 2017

Hisco rounds up some of the most recent headlines and stories about the rapidly changing world of manufacturing. IndustryWeek shares some tips from Kimberly-Clark on retaining millennial workers; U.S. News and World Reports examines the recent hiring surges in manufacturing; Manufacturing.net reports on how digitization is transforming manufacturing; Manufacturing USA reports on a new program to train…

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Henkel Ramps Up Entry into the 3D Printing Industry

Henkel Ramps Up Entry into the 3D Printing Industry

New solutions for 3D Printing For global German manufacturer Henkel, it’s a short leap from their light curing acrylic, epoxy, polyurethane and hotmelt adhesives to additive manufacturing (3D printing). The materials have already been adapted for use in the medical device, automotive and electronics industries. Henkel is in the process of taking the next step…

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Electroactive Polymers (EAP) Components – What’s Next?

Electroactive Polymers (EAP) Components – What’s Next?

For the first time, electroactive polymers (EAP) will enable manufacturers to mass produce EAP components. Wacker’s ELASTOSIL® film, like all EAPs has dielectric properties capable of responding to electrical stimulus under certain conditions. When laminated with electrodes, the silicone films act as dielectric elastomers. The layers create a flexible capacitor that can store an electric…

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Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines March 2017

Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines March 2017

Hisco Wins Three Awards at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Hisco’s Tommy O’Connor Named One of Seika’s Top Performing Representatives Seika, a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services announced its top McDry representatives for 2016 at the IPC APEX EXPO 2017. Tommy O’Connor, Vice President and Zone Manager for Hisco garnered a top spot as…

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The EPA’s Expanded and Stronger Chemical Safety Oversight Powers

Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) rolled out in June 2016 and took the place of the Toxic Substance Controls Act (TSCA) of 1976. Along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), manufacturers may need to take certain steps in relationship to the new rules. More…

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Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines 1-26-2017

Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines  1-26-2017

Some of the most recent headlines and stories about the rapidly changing world of manufacturing. “The Atlantic” reports on how manufacturing might help the Rust Belt economy; “Manufacturing.NET” reports on Toyota’s $600 million dollar expansion; “USA Today” brings response from the tech world if a border tax is initiated; “Sputnik” News provides an update on the TPP; and…

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Manufacturing’s Makers and Shakers, Juli Fortune – Edsyn

Manufacturing’s Makers and Shakers, Juli Fortune – Edsyn

The Edsyn logo displays a hummingbird within the design and if you knew Juli Fortune’s father–Bill Fortune, a lifelong innovator (SOLDAPULLT®) and the founder of Edsyn–you’d quickly understand the connection. As a maker of high-quality soldering, desoldering, rework and fume extraction tools, like the hummingbird–the Edsyn company adapts to the task and even though small in…

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