Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) has been gaining traction in the appliance industry as a multifaceted raw material option. It offers aesthetic and functional benefits that many other materials can’t match.
Until recently, the internet has primarily served to connect people through social media, our bank accounts or our favorite shopping site. In practice, we would call this the “Internet of People,” even though it is never referred to that way.
The Consumer Technology Association predicts significant growth in the sales of smart home technologies, forecasting 29 million units shipped into the channel in 2017, an impressive 63% increase over last year. Revenue forecasts are equally robust at $3.5B, a 57% increase over last year.
Discussions about additive manufacturing and prototyping frequently center solely on speed. But what is often left out of the conversation is the ability to develop more mature products before launch, thanks to the multiple design iteration cycles made possible by a 3D printer, says Scott Welham, general manager of advanced development at GE Appliances.
Electromechanical devices, including switches, keypads, keyboards, and other elements such as indicators and alarms, are critical aspects of the human machine interface (HMI) for controlling equipment and systems.
From the food we eat to the products we use, quality is very important. In fact, the success of any company depends on the quality of the product or service it offers. For manufacturing companies, factors such as safety, efficiency and reliability all affect the quality of a product and ultimately influence overall customer satisfaction.
Simple. Easy. Quick. These are some of the ideas driving today’s kitchen trends. Busy consumers are increasingly interested in fast and convenient cooking—witness the popularity of meal delivery cooking kits—and appliances can respond.
Broadband and connected devices continue to create new opportunities for various industries developing products and services for the consumer. According to Parks Associates research, 26% of U.S. broadband households own a smart home product, and purchase intentions remain high for consumers.
Socrates said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Another great mind, Ed Morse (in his keynote address at this past year’s Coordinate Metrology Society Conference), said, “Data is only as good as what you can do with it.”
The new KISS circulators are ideally suited for routine laboratory applications such as sample temperature control, analyses and material testing as well as the external temperature control of measuring devices and test setups.
The Coleman® brand of Johnson Controls recently introduced its most advanced product line to date—the Coleman Echelon™ Variable Capacity Residential Systems. In addition to variable capacity technology, these new systems feature built-in advanced charge monitoring technology for faster, more accurate installations and maintenance.
Welle (pronounced vell-uh) is a smart device that instantly turns any surface into a “smart” interface using Sonar Technology through hand gestures. Welle gives you the ability to use unlimited simple gestures to control your favorite Internet of Things (IoT) devices, appliances, and apps – so powerful it even tracks your finger movements and recognizes handwriting.
D3 Semiconductor announces its inaugural entry into the power semiconductor market with the launch of its +FET™ line of 650V-rated superjunction MOSFETs. +FET MOSFETs enable high-efficiency solutions for a range of hard-switched applications, including PFC boost and inverters used in telecom, enterprise computing, UPS and solar.
The Chemours Company announced the selection of Opteon™ XP10 (R-513A), a low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, by Dunham-Bush for use in its DCLCG series of high efficiency direct-driven VFD water cooled centrifugal chillers for the Asia Pacific market.
The Mencom modular insert series (MIXO) was designed to allow different types of connections housed in a single traditional rectangular enclosure. The types of connections range from small signal connectors with low amp and voltage, up to 200 amp connectors.