Features - Electromechanical/Enclosures

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      How transparency is helping electronics design & test engineers overcome 5 key challenges (01/08/2022)

      Originally developed to manage fluids on production lines, transparent pressure vessels are increasingly being used as  testing environments for electronic products & components. With orders from blue chip firms such as TT Electronics & Garmin, plus research organisations like Jabil & major universities, General Manager, Loris Medart at fluid handling expert, SR-TEK discusses how such vessels, designed for industrial use, are now revolutionising electronics R&D...

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      Overcoming supply chain disruptions in medtech manufacturing (01/08/2022)

      The current post-pandemic supply chain crisis shows no signs of slowing down (now exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war), with experts predicting it could be at least two more years before the situation goes back to normal. In the meantime, however, critical sectors such as medical device manufacturing are being highly impacted by ensuing disruptions.

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      5 considerations when specifying connectors for medical applications (01/08/2022)

      Designers of medical devices & systems need connectors that will help them address increasing complexity & smaller form factors, while at the same time ensuring high levels of reliability & performance under various usage models, Rolf Horn, Applications Engineer at component distributor, Digi-Key Electronics tells us here...

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      LIVE & updated! All the latest EPDT COVID-19 electronics industry news & stories... (21/07/2022)

      As the coronavirus pandemic outbreak continues to dominate the news cycle & media channels, EPDT is trying to feature all the best & latest COVID-19 electronics & manufacturing news, stories & updates for you – and now, we're collecting it together in one place for you in a regularly updated summary with links to the original posts...

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      From Farnborough: Aerospace & drone innovation to propel UK to greener skies backed by £273M (18/07/2022)

      Solar-powered aircraft & NHS treatment-carrying drones among latest innovations backed by £273 million of government & industry funding. Package to help UK aerospace sector seize jobs & growth opportunities from green flight revolution & other emerging sectors, like drone technology, Business Secretary will tell Farnborough International Airshow in opening keynote.

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      Vacancies in engineering continue to grow – and so do applications, according to trade body (06/07/2022)

      The number of engineering job vacancies have risen consistently over the past 15 months, with the first half of 2022 also revealing an encouraging uptick in application numbers for the sector, according to recent research from recruitment trade body, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

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      Engineering Open House Day is back! (06/07/2022)

      The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) is teaming up with well-known organisations across the country again for this year’s Engineering Open House Day, taking place Friday 29 July, to offer behind-the-scenes access to the inspiring world of engineering & technology.

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      Digi-Key celebrates 10 years of support for FIRST Robotics STEM competition (05/07/2022)

      Component distributor, Digi-Key Electronics is proud to announce it has received special recognition for 10 years of generous support of the FIRST® Robotics STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) Competition.

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      Tomorrow’s Engineers Week set to take place 7 to 11 November 2022 (05/07/2022)

      The tenth Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek22) will take place from Monday 7 to Friday 11 November 2022. The Week will encourage young people to experience the world of engineering and provide exciting interactive opportunities to explore what modern engineering careers have to offer.

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      Editor’s comment: Progress – but not enough... (03/07/2022)

      With women still hugely under-represented in engineering, INWED (International Women in Engineering Day) continues to play a vital role in raising the profile of women in engineering – helping encourage more young women & girls to take up engineering careers. Despite progress in the last decade, engineering remains an overwhelmingly male-dominated field…

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      EPDT July 2022 issue (inc. Electromechanical + Military & Aerospace features + Distribution supplement) now available online (02/07/2022)

      This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Electromechanical technologies and Military & Aerospace applications, plus the latest edition of EPDT's twice-yearly Electronics Distribution supplement.

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      ecsn Chairman’s viewpoint: Same problems, different causes... (01/07/2022)

      In his last report for EPDT’s Distribution supplement, in January 2022, ecsn Chairman, Adam Fletcher predicted that 2022 would throw up ever more challenges for the global electronic components supply network, and for the many technology OEMs that depend on it. Of course, he couldn’t foresee the dramatic swing in geopolitical tensions ahead – and the additional disruption it would create!

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      Q&A with Digi-Key: European market update (01/07/2022)

      2022 is already well on its way to being another strong year for the electronics distribution sector, despite tight supply from component manufacturers & continued supply chain disruptions. In this Q&A, EPDT talks to Ian Wallace, Digi-Key VP of Americas & EMEA Business Development, who provides an update on how the firm is faring in 2022, what he's looking forward to & new developments that electronic component distributor, Digi-Key is working on to better serve customers…

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      Q&A with Mouser: Market challenges & opportunities (01/07/2022)

      In this Q&A, EPDT talks to Mark Burr-Lonnon, Mouser Electronics’ Senior Vice President of Global Service and EMEA & APAC Business, who provides an update on electronics industry market challenges &  opportunities that component distributor, Mouser Electronics has observed – including his thoughts on COVID, Brexit & ongoing supply chain turbulence…

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      Next generation avionics: from aircraft to spaceship (01/07/2022)

      High data speeds, miniaturisation & improved functionality increasingly place new demands on the connectivity & infrastructure in the next generation of avionics, as aircraft transform into flying data centres, says Geoff Hill, founder & Managing Director at electronic component distributor, Astute Electronics…

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      Factors to consider when choosing thermal interface materials (01/07/2022)

      From consumer electronics to aerospace, all electronic devices require active thermal management, to effectively dissipate heat away from components. The bottleneck of thermal management is often the conduction between heat-generating components & cooling components...

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      M12 connectors power industrial applications (01/07/2022)

      In the competitive world of industrial connectivity, the M12 connector is a highly popular solution. Part of the metric connector family which includes the smaller M5 & M8, the M12 has found a huge range of applications within industry & beyond, says David Phillips, Managing Director of binder UK & Director of International Sales for specialists in circular connectors for industrial & automation technology, the binder group…

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      Evolution of enclosures for today’s industrial electronics (01/07/2022)

      Industrial electronic enclosures are evolving faster than ever to match the ever-accelerating pace of change in the sector: long gone are the days of prosaic boxes. Today’s advanced enclosures offer technical features designed to suit a broad spectrum of applications in challenging environments, says Robert Cox, Marketing Director at specialist industrial electronics enclosures manufacturer, ROLEC.

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      IET Chief Executive, Nigel Fine retires after 13 years at helm (30/06/2022)

      Nigel Fine, Chief Executive & Secretary (CES) of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) will step down from his position today, Thursday 30 June 2022, after announcing his plans to retire earlier this year.

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      Arrow Electronics & quadriplegic racing driver return to Goodwood in semi-autonomous car for iconic Festival of Speed Hillclimb (27/06/2022)

      Paralyzed racing driver, Sam Schmidt drove up Goodwood Festival of Speed’s iconic 1.86km Hillclimb in Arrow Electronics’ Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM Car) on 24 June, as part of the ‘FOS Highlights & FIA Batch 5’.