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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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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Are Your Fasteners Hanging by a Thread?

Are Your Fasteners Hanging by a Thread?

Equipment failure has many causes. Overuse, inadequate maintenance, age— all of these factors and more are common sources of breakdown. Another common cause— and one of the easiest to prevent— is fastener loosening due to worn, fatigued and/or poorly threaded fasters. LOCTITE® has a simple solution to help tie up the loose ends on your…

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3D Printing: Slowly Building Up Momentum

3D Printing: Slowly Building Up Momentum

The future is here, and Wacker has a front seat. Until recently, only plastic and metal objects could be created through 3D printing, but this Munich-based chemical group has developed a new 3D printing technology that also allows production of silicone-based items. How does this work? A 3D-printed silicone object is slowly built up as…

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