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Hot Tech WT: Notes on COVID’s impact on wearables

The Wearable Technologies conference took place in San Francisco on July 26th and 27th. The event takes an in-depth look at what’s next in wearable tech with the world’s brightest leaders and engineers. As exhibitors of the event, we caught up with Dr. Johannes Kreuzer, CEO of Cosinuss° in this special “hot tech” section.  We…

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Hot Tech Sensors Converge: Why OEMs need to think EEG

Sensors Converge took place in Santa Clara, CA this June. The event brings together premier sensor tech engineers, and thinkers. In this special “hot tech” section, we highlight exciting research, technology and the people shaping the industry’s future. We caught up with Jamie Alders, VP of Product at Neurable. Do you, or does your company have…

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Did COVID change engineer communications?

The world’s best engineers rely on fast, consistent, accurate communication. But what happens when a global pandemic forces everyone to work from home? How do engineers, used to hands-on collaboration adapt? Is asynchronous communication superior, or real-time interaction over the phone? Does age and experience matter? Here are two different takes from our sales engineers,…

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Advantages of additive manufacturing in micro-molding 

Historically, additive manufacturing (AM) wasn’t precise enough to be used in micro molding. That has changed. The Fabrica 2.0 precision micro-AM system from Nano Dimension creates production parts capable of 1-micron layers. This makes it a complementary technology for micro injection molding.  Using AM offers a series of benefits when combined with traditional manufacturing in…

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Hot Tech (MD&M West): EPRs in wearable medtech

MD&M West takes place annually in Anaheim. The event brings together premier MedTech engineers, and thinkers. In this special “hot tech” section, we highlight exciting research, people, and technology shaping the industry’s future. We caught up with Jennifer Riter, Senior Director, Business and Technical Operations for West. Do you, or does your company have some hot tech…

What is innovation? No, seriously…

Engineers in the medical space are solving complex problems and a company calling itself “innovative” doesn’t matter to them in the slightest. While working on a new project FA last week, the OEM team wanted to test challenging resins for a mold we knew likely wouldn’t work. We surprised them, and even ourselves. The new…

Molding glass optical components into larger structures at high temperature

After a webinar, I was asked by an engineer if a micro molder is able to mold, or overmold, glass optical components into a larger structure, simultaneously, withstanding wide temperature ranges. The temperature range this engineer specified ranged from -40° to 105° Celsius. In the wide majority of cases, this answer is a crystal clear…

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Hot Tech (SPIE): Fabrication of platinum microstructures?

SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco always features the most exciting research in biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, and is packed with presentations, exhibits, and the who’s who of optics and photonics tech. In this special “hot tech” section, we highlight exciting research, people, and technology shaping the future of the industry. Because he was…

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Can you use 3D Printing for Micro Molding?

Micro molding tight-toleranced and high-precision parts comes with fascinating challenges, specifically in prototyping. If a company isn’t careful this phase can negatively impact the timeline, communication, and even put your intellectual property (IP) at risk. New advancements in 3D Printing for micro molding however improves the DfMM prototyping process.  3D printing for micro molding: is…

Gears created using 3D printing for micro molding. Euro shown for comparison.

Staff from around the world, give back

Making 20,000 meals in a few hours sounds intense, and when you consider the overall impact, it’s also a very moving experience. This year, Accumold partnered with Meals from the Heartland to help feed those in need. Among forty employees that participated, one Korean immigrant had a unique perspective.  Ellen Overton spent 5 years at…