A California startup is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers. Imprint Energy, of Alameda, California, has been testing its ultrathin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices and hopes to sell them to manufacturers of wearable electronics, medical devices, smart labels, and environmental sensors.
DATE: Wednesday, September 10 from 2:15 PM - 3:10 PM ROOM: W-192B
SPEAKER: David Groppe, Owner, Quicksilver Industries
The need to optimize floor space, personnel, in-process event cycle time while providing enhanced system process flexibility.
Areas for discussion:
- 6-side machine fixturing – reduction of thru-put
- Specialized tooling – tool cribs
- Process material handling/positioning
- Advanced laser welding/cutting
- Cell configurations
The educational and informative conferences run Sept. 8-11, 2014 in the West Building, Level 1. To register for this or any session, visit www.imts.com/education/imtsconference.html.
Okuma America’s new App Store provides applications for CNC control functionalities that increases productivity and streamlines machine tool processes. The ability to use apps is made possible by Okuma’s THINC-OSP CNC control, which is built using a Windows-based open architecture platform that allows users to easily install PC applications. The App Store will be featured at IMTS 2014 where attendees can experience hands-on demonstrations and learn how to use machine tool apps.
Okuma’s App Store contains a variety of apps that increase productivity and streamline user processes. Apps will be added on an ongoing basis, and users can even create custom apps that address their needs. Okuma users can download apps for useful functionalities such as:
- Machine alert
- Part flip monitor
- Visual assistance support
- Scheduled maintenance
IMTS 2014 booth #S-8500
Google is joining the quest to map the human body, except it’s not just tackling one part of the body, it’s going whole hog to find answers to questions scientists still have about the way the body works – and what defines a healthy person.
Osceola, Wisconsin – The official deadline for medical devices to gain RoHS compliance passed on July 22, 2014. This medical device directive addresses the restriction of hazardous substances in a wide range of surgical equipment, monitoring systems, control instruments, and more. Offering RoHS 2 compliant wire and cable assemblies, pre-validated material supplier directories, electrical testing services including X-ray fluorescence material analyzer equipment, technical documentation guidance, and more.
NWI Lab360, Northwire’s quality control lab, is approved by CSA GROUP with ISO 17025 accreditation (ISO 17025:2005). With complete quality assurance testing capabilities and an intimate understanding of RoHS 2 requirements, our cable manufacturer is fully equipped to assist clients with product categories through 2019.
Additional industries will be affected by the recast RoHS directive in the next five years:
- July 22, 2016: Category 8. In vitro diagnostic medical devices
- July 22, 2017: Category 9. Industrial monitoring and control instruments
- July 22, 2019: All electrical and electronic equipment (except those explicitly excluded)
Cables and wires for each of these categories must meet RoHS 2 standards on these same dates.