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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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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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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Made in America – Part 3 – Advanced Skills Wanted

Made in America – Part 3 – Advanced Skills Wanted

There’s no doubt that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring about abundant change to the manufacturing industry and require a much more highly-trained workforce. With the blending of—cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, big data and cloud computing, robotics, artificial-intelligence based systems and 3D printing—things will never be the same again, as each of these advances…

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Voila! From This to That – Adhesive Recycling Program

Voila! From This to That – Adhesive Recycling Program

Fill the Box Instead of the Landfill You thought it couldn’t be done. Now it can. Henkel has partnered with TerraCycle to launch an Adhesive Recycling Program that gives you the opportunity to put your empty LOCTITE anaerobic adhesive packaging to good use by recycling them. LOCTITE products offer viable alternatives to mechanical fastening and joining methods. How…

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Knowledge is a Powerful Tool

Knowledge is a Powerful Tool

The “Ins” and “Outs” of Static Shielding Bags — Looking for an information-packed place to go for valuable knowledge gems and tools to help you make “smart” buying decisions? Try out the current Hisco TOOLTORIAL and learn the “ins” and “outs” of… Static Shielding Bags Do you need metal-in or metal-out bags? What’s the difference between…

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Is Your PCB Device Feeling the Heat? Here’s How to Cool It Off

Is Your PCB Device Feeling the Heat? Here’s How to Cool It Off

Does the thought of troubleshooting a PCB device leave you dreading the arduous process ahead? No need to clear your calendar; cool the situation with compressed air, and diagnose the problem quickly. When trying to pinpoint heat-related issues, freeze sprays can rapidly lower circuit board temperature, enabling technicians to diagnose and repair the problem without…

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Superman: Man of… Adhesives?

If Superman had never been a comic book character until, say, a year ago, he might not be the “Man of Steel.” Recent advances in chemistry and structural materials have allowed products to be stronger and more durable without the use of metals. Adhesives now offer comparable strength and temperature resistance while also being lightweight…

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Join Us and 40,000 Others for Four Days of Metal and Fire

Fabtech, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to McCormick Place in Chicago, IL USA from November 9th through November 12th. Hisco will be among the expected 1500 exhibiting companies that will occupy more than 550,000 net square feet of world-class suppliers and manufacturers with the latest and greatest technology and…

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Lower Hot-Spot Temps and Higher Performance? Here’s How!

A third party study (viewable here) dealing with thermal management aspects of electric machinery used in high-performance applications conducted by a graduate student at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, found that LORD’s Thermoset SC-320 Thermally Conductive Potting Material provides benefits that enhance and improve electric motor performance. Jim Greig, Global Sales and…

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