While color is important, it’s not the only thing a coating can offer.
March 1, 2017
Coatings are so often chosen simply for their color—“We need this specific look” or “I want a textured feel” and then coating is chosen in a particular chemistry because it has certain performance properties.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, demand response provides an opportunity for consumers to play a significant role in the operation of the electric grid by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods in response to time-based rates or other forms of financial incentives.
Have you ever looked at appliance advertisements from a half-century ago? Ads of the era for laundry appliances might have touted the time saved now that those doing the laundry didn’t have to make the trek to the laundromat.
Driven by the desire for higher capacity appliances within the same external design envelope, and by the more complex functions, electrical design is being steered towards more and more compact solutions that include combining signal and power lines within a single connector, and reducing the pitch of board connectors.
Strict regulations and standards imposed and set by such organizations as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as well as by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of medical devices, ensure among other things quality-assured preparation of medical cables for diagnostic, therapeutic or monitoring applications.
The coating should ideally be a part of the design process from an early stage.
March 1, 2017
There are some trends building steam in the home appliance industry. After a long period of sameness, the major appliance industry is undergoing a design and innovation renaissance and the changes have only just begun.
Do you ever wish for the good old days when a switch acted in only one way, had a nice big ‘click’ and it was pretty obvious what was going to happen when you flipped it? Too bad—that’s never going to happen.