Whether you’re choosing an assembly method for a newly developed product or reevaluating the effectiveness of a current assembly method in light of a change in product design, materials, or production mix, the thought process you’re undertaking is important.
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.
The commercial refrigeration industry is undergoing a massive transition in the types of refrigerants that can be used across a wide range of applications. At the heart of this shift is an environmental initiative to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants with high global warming potential (GWP) and replace them with lower-GWP synthetic and natural alternatives.
Electrical concerns are now an input to the design equation for many mechanical devices, especially in regards to electromagnetic interference (EMI). Where appliance housings and components have historically incorporated either metal or polymer based choices, developments in communications and power management have added complexity back into the design process.