A Closer Look at Electrical Tests

A Closer Look at Electrical Tests In one of our previous posts, we discussed the importance of product testing in manufacturing. In this article, we’ll focus on the most common types of electrical tests. Hipot Testing Although many of the tests required by safety certifications like UL or [...]

2018-10-06T19:21:09+00:00Design & Engineering|

The Basics of Stepper Motor Control

The Basics of Stepper Motor Control Due to their durability, reliability, efficiency and availability in standardized sizes and mounting options, stepper motors are widely used in industrial automation, robotics, and new niche consumer products like desktop 3D printers. In this article, we’ll talk about the basics of how [...]

2018-10-06T19:20:34+00:00Design & Engineering|

A Rundown of Runners

A Rundown of Runners Before molten resin can fill the part cavity, it must first wind its way from the sprue (the inlet of the mold) to the gate(s). In between those two end points, the molten resin is distributed through channels, called the runner system. Think of [...]

2018-08-08T18:28:32+00:00Design & Engineering|

Overlooked Thermal Considerations for PCBAs

Overlooked Thermal Considerations for PCBAs Although we immediately think of electronics when printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) are mentioned, good PCBA design is in fact a multidisciplinary endeavor spanning electrical, mechanical, and even chemical engineering. However, one area where technology companies can run into trouble with PCBA designs, [...]

2018-08-08T18:32:04+00:00Design & Engineering|

The Importance of Tool Material Choice

The Importance of Tool Material Choice In injection molding, there are two critical “material” choices that need to be made: which plastic material to make the product out of, and which tool material to use when building the part’s mold. Each choice has many options, but to add [...]

2018-08-08T18:35:49+00:00Design & Engineering|
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