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Description: Engineering360's Material Solutions newsletter informs engineers of the latest developments in ferrous and nonferrous metals, specialty alloys, glass, ceramics, fibers and fabrics, as well as plastics and composite materials. The editorial emphasis is on applications – how to make products that weigh less, are stronger, longer lasting, and more environmentally friendly. In short, the newsletter provides industry examples of new materials that are improving performance and cutting cost.
Markets Served: Automotive and Aerospace; Appliances; Building & Design; Consumer Electronics; Defense & Security; Food & Beverage; Healthcare Engineering; Medical Equipment; Wind Turbines and Solar Panels; Computer Hardware; Packaging & Labeling; Pumps and Valves
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Acoustics & Audio Technology
Covers the field of sound recording, sound reproduction, and sound abatement.
Provides market overviews, information on global and regional trends, specific product and material developments and delivers the latest news on the industry.
Covers new technologies impacting the aerospace industry.
Alternative & Renewable Energy
Focuses on energy savings and the environment, and explores new ways to generate electricity.
Serves manufacturers of consumer, commercial, business, and medical appliances, as well as the design and engineering firms, product development, and industrial design firms supporting this industry segment.
Helps engineers specify optimum parts and select best fabrication practices to improve performance, lower cost, and speed production of today's passenger cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles
Building & Design
Covers the materials, hardware, and tools used to design and construct new building projects or rehabilitate and renovate existing structures.
Building Blocks for the IoT
Covers the most critical issues affecting developers of next-generation connected devices for the Internet-of-Things, Industry 4.0, and consumer products, including embedded systems in applications.
Covers design, construction, and operation of plants and machinery for making such products as acids, dyes, drugs, plastics, and synthetic rubber by adapting the chemical reactions discovered by the laboratory chemist to large-scale production.
Coatings & Surface Engineering
Covers new products and developments in materials, applications, and processes for surface engineering.
Commercial Transportation keeps readers informed of new technology developments driving passenger and freight trains, trucks and buses, and marine vessels of all types.
Components for RF & Microwave
Informs readers of the latest developments in microwave and radio frequency system design as well as new applications for RF and microwave systems.
Construction Tools & Equipment
Covers the trucks, cranes, earth moving equipment, tools, and safety equipment used to build the world's highways, bridges, infrastructure, civil and major structures.
Creative Engineering covers creative ideas, inspiring stories, products and people in the electronics industry and maker space.
Includes information about acquisition of signals and waveforms, and processing of the signals to obtain desired information.
Defense & Security Technology
Updates subscribers with the latest developments across all technology sectors relevant to defense and security.
Design & Analysis Software
Keeps subscribers up to date on four main categories of design and analysis software: Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Aided Engineering, and Product Lifecycle Management.
Offers subscribers a wealth of information on man-machine interface methods, including LED and LCD displays, flat panels, touch screens, panel meters, imaging workstations and analysis, and computer workstations used to monitor manufacturing processes.
Offers subscribers a wealth of information for design engineers and other technical professionals using electric components as their primary building blocks in consumer and commercial products.
Offers subscribers a variety of information on electronic design products and processes for application in computers, communications equipment, consumer electronics, and industrial systems.
Electronic Device Design
Electronic Device Design examines the enabling technologies and material advances behind the latest generation mobile and handheld electronics.
Electronic Product Design
Offers subscribers a wealth of information on products and services such as: adhesives, coatings and sealants, computers and computer software, contract manufacturing, electronic components, embedded systems, motors and motion control, plastics/elastomers, pumps, valves, and filters, and test and instrumentation.
Electronic Test Equipment
Keeps subscribers up-to-date on the field of electronic testing, from test instruments and PCB tests, to test and inspection strategies.
Drawing from the trusted analysis and unmatched editorial content of Electronics360.com, The Electronics360 Weekly Current features the top stories, latest news, charts, insights and more on the end-to-end electronics value chain.
Engineering in Motion
Delivers the most engaging and informative engineering news in the form of videos.
Engineering Knowledge & Insight
Provides engineers with news and developments concerning engineering references, technical standards, scientific journals, courses and seminars, engineering degree programs, technical conferences and symposia, and more.
Offers valuable information on tools and strategies used to keep all engineering departments within an organization “on the same page.”
Covers pollution control, waste management, hazardous waste disposal, and sanitary engineering.
Fastening, Joining & Assembly
Covers information about fasteners and materials that hold parts together (screws, rivets, bolts, adhesives, etc.), the tools and systems that automate application/dispensing of fasteners/adhesives, and new assembly/disassembly techniques integrated into system design.
Fluid Power Systems
Fluid Power Systems describes the use of hydraulic and pneumatic technologies in plant-wide systems, mobile equipment, and vehicle applications.
Food & Beverage Technology
Read by engineers and managers involved in the processing, plant construction and operation, sanitation, packaging/storage/preservation, quality inspection, handling, and distribution of food and beverage products internationally.
Written for engineers, managers, and consultants involved in healthcare facility design, building, renovation, and operation.
Covers all areas of the climate control discipline, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning.
Covers the components and systems that enable automated manufacturing, assembly, and inspection.
Offers a wealth of information for professionals working in maintenance, repair, and operations of industrial plants.
Industrial Processing Equipment
Covers products and solutions used in large-scale manufacturing of fluids, gases, and powders.
Covers the products, equipment, and solutions used in clinical and research laboratories for the preparation, separation, and analysis of samples.
Light & Laser
Covers materials and components used in the creation, detection, or manipulation of light.
Covers new developments impacting the design and use of lightweight aircraft – from drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to airships and single-engine planes
Machine Tools & Metal Working
Offers information relevant to the shaping, drilling, grinding, cutting, and other “metal working” processes that are generally carried out with machine tools or multi-tool machining centers.
Manufacturing Technology e-newsletter is for engineers involved with the design and installation of robotics, automation, sensors, controls, mechanical systems and electromechanical equipment. Manufacturing engineers are not only tasked with producing the products created by design engineers, but bringing those products to market quickly at reasonable cost
Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology
Technologies Covered: Design & Analysis Software; Display Technologies; Drives; Electrical Components; Industrial Automation; Material Handling; Mechanical Components; Mechanical Power Transmission; Motion Control Components; Motors; Networking & Communications; Robotics Systems; Sensors & Switches; Wireless Technology
Offers information on a range of mechanical components, systems, and solutions.
Mechanical Power Transmission
Offers information on a range of systems that may use combinations of belts and chain drives, gears and gear drives, couplings, clutches and brakes, and other components.
Medical Equipment Design
Tracks trends and product news in the medical equipment field.
Military & High-Reliability Electronics
Covers components designed specifically for harsh environments and mission-critical applications in systems for military, aerospace, medical, and industrial end-users.
Motion Control Components
Provides current news on products designed to precisely control movement of machinery.
Motors & Drives
Motors & Drives covers new developments in the design of AC, DC, servo, and stepper motors as well as associated drive types.
For engineers and other professionals involved in building materials and devices on a nanoscale – molecular or atomic structures measuring less than 100 nm.
Networking & Communications
Focuses on networking hardware and software used to manage digital communication networks.
Oil & Gas Technology
Informs subscribers on everything from exploration and drilling to product processing and tank filling.
Packaging & Labeling
Tracks trends and products for the packaging and labeling industry.
Plant & Facilities Engineering
Covers industry trends and events, equipment, and techniques related to plant and facilities engineering (also known as maintenance engineering or reliability engineering).
Plastics & Resins
Focuses on new materials, from engineered thermoplastics to plastic films and composites.
Covers new methods for making parts out of plastics as well as improvements to “tried-and-true” methods, such as molding, extrusion, and machining.
Power Generation & Distribution
Provides the latest news on electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution, as well as cogeneration.
Power Supplies & Devices
Power Supplies & Devices reports on advances in power supplies as well as the components and devices used in power conversion, power management, and power distribution.
Focuses on products in two pump categories: hydraulic pumps for liquids and pneumatic pumps for air or gas.
Quality, Test & Measurement
Quality, Test & Measurement keeps readers up to date about quality control methods and standards, test equipment, materials, and compliance testing.
Reports on all of the components that go into constructing robots and robotic systems, as well as the software used to program them.
Provides industry news on instruments, apparatus, software, detectors, and techniques in experimental measurement.
Semiconductor & MEMS Fabrication
Focuses on silicon-based technologies and manufacturing processes.
Sensors & Switches
Focuses on sensor and switching devices that are ubiquitous throughout all industry.
Shock, Vibration & Noise
Looks at the ways of measuring and minimizing the effects of factors related to shock, vibration and noise through the use of devices.
Specs & Techs
Covers all the technologies engineers need for new product development: from mechanical, electrical, and electronic components to engineering software, fluid power, materials, and more.
Unconventional Oil & Gas
Unconventional Oil & Gas covers new technologies for developing shale gas, shale oil, and oil sands resources.
Focuses on proper selection, application and uses of today's smart positioners, controllers, and valve actuators, as well as the maintenance, repair, and replacement of valves.
Water & Wastewater Systems
Serves engineers, managers, consultants, contractors, and operations professionals both in industrial and municipal water/wastewater industries.
Wire & Cable Technology
Presents new technology and information for manufacturers, distributors, and users of all types of electrical, communication, and mechanical wire and cables and cable assemblies, cable testing, and installation.
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Reports on widely used applications in computer networking and communications.
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Past Issues of this eNewsletter
Volume 6 - Issue 4 - 04/25/2017
HEXOLOY SiC - Your Solution for Demanding Applications; Best Practices for Materials Driven Product Design and PLM; Success Secured in a Backflip; Limit Switches
Volume 6 - Issue 3 - 03/28/2017
Specialty Fiber Preform Machining; How Are You Meeting Your Enterprise IoT Implementation Challenges?; Lightweight FST/OSU Aerospace Polyurethane Foam; Epoxy Features Tg of +240° C; Advances in Blow Molding Polyesters; Quality Accessories for Proven Performance; Precision Coating and Comprehensive Consultation; Industrial Coatings Information
Volume 6 - Issue 2 - 02/28/2017
On-demand Webinar: Energy Savings for Fiberglass Insulation and Composite Manufacturing; HEXOLOY® SiC – Your Solution for Demanding Applications; Precision Ceramic Components; Tight Tolerance Machining of Hard Materials; LEMA is Your Source for MuMetal and Other Shielding Materials; New Nickel Eliminates Boric Acid Toxicity Concerns in Semiconductor Manufacturing; Get What You Need Faster and Easier!
Volume 6 - Issue 1 - 01/24/2017
Hexoloy SiC – Strong Enough to Protect Against a Speeding Bullet; Energy Savings for Fiberglass Insulation and Composite Manufacturing; Refractory Fabrications for Vacuum Furnaces; Rent Glenro Heat Processing / Laminating Equipment; Accuflect; Synthetic Fibers and Fabrics
Volume 5 - Issue 12 - 12/27/2016
Whitepaper: Potting Compounds Protect Electronic Circuits; Webinar: SiC Devices Meet High Voltage Challenges for Solar; The Material Sourcing Paradigm Shift; Specification Guide: Superconductors and Superconducting Materials
Volume 5 - Issue 11 - 11/22/2016
Complimentary Material Samples - Register Now; E360 Webinar - 3D Printing: Simplifying Your Designs and Workflow; White Paper: Rotary Tube Internals for Thermal Processing Optimization; Heating Elements ; The Cost-effective Solution to Material Problems; The New 16/17 Applied Product Catalog
Volume 5 - Issue 10 - 10/25/2016
Free Material Samples — Register Now; Metallic Hot Zones for Your Furnace: Compare Equipment Packages Now; Ultra High-temperature, Lightweight Ceramic Norfoam® Foam; Introducing the IsoMet High Speed Benchtop Cutter; Efficient-Consistent-Precise; CHEMFILM® Engineered for Demanding Applications; Not All Rubber is Created Equal
Volume 5 - Issue 9 - 09/27/2016
Unleash the Power of Parametric Search; Sustainable Solutions in the Harshest Environments; UNIVEX High Vacuum Coating Systems; Delivering Aluminium Extrusion Temperature Measurement Accuracy; Precision Matters: Machines Ceramics, Sapphire and Quartz to Extreme Tolerances; White Paper - Rotary Designs for High Temp Powder Processing; What's in Your Furnace?; ARMATEX SilverStar Targets Improved Insulation Performance; Thicker Perforated Stainless Steel Lasts Longer
Volume 5 - Issue 8 - 08/23/2016
Standard 35 Structural Parts; No Shut Downs Required; Highly Polished Sapphire Tubes Meet Critical ID/OD Requirements; The Cost-effective Solution to Material Problems; NORFILM Engineered Films; High Temp Baking Enamel - Hard Finish
Volume 5 - Issue 7 - 07/26/2016
Four Months to Source Materials?; White Paper: Developing Energy Efficient Thermal Processes; HEXOLOY - Sustainable Solutions in the Harshest Environments; The Next Generation in DLS Instruments; Refractory Fabrications for Vacuum Furnaces; SPOT Aluminium Extrusion Quench Strip Pyrometer; FST/OSU-Compliant Core Material for Aerospace Applications
Volume 5 - Issue 6 - 06/28/2016
Don't Let Corrosion and Heat Problems Shut You Down; White Paper: Novel Furnace Designs for Powder Processing; Custom Adhesive Coated Films; High Purity Fused Silica Ceramics; Thicker Perforated Stainless Steel Lasts Longer; Safety Railing Kits... Easy to Install
Volume 5 - Issue 5 - 05/24/2016
Standard 35 Structural Parts; Superior Thin Films for Semiconductors; The Cost-effective Solution to Material Problems; Custom Coating and Converting Done Right; Custom and Standard Chemical Milling; Silicone Meets UL 94V-0 for Flame Retardancy; Four Months to Source Materials?; Precision Expanded Metal Foils for Shielding; Looking to Get Your New Material to Market?
Volume 5 - Issue 4 - 04/26/2016
Guide to Powder Metallurgy Microstructures; Selection and Use of Magnetic Shielding Alloy Materials; Buy Molybdenum and Tungsten Online; SuperPerf - Small Holes in Thick Stainless Steel; The New 15/16 Product Catalog; Looking for Quality Material? Look No Further; Indentation, Scratch, and Tribology Testing; Answer to Your Problem: Heavy Metal; Cost Efficient Recycling Services; Design and Manufacture Copper Alloy Products to Your Requirements
Volume 5 - Issue 3 - 03/22/2016
Four Months to Source Materials?; Accuflect for Solid State Lighting Enhancement; Custom Manufactured Nanoparticles Serve Numerous Applications; Furnaces for Technical Ceramics Processing; Material Solutions and Consumables - Reliability You Can Count On!; Aluminum Nitride (AIN) Machining and Grinding; Tungsten Alloy - High Density Alloys; The Solution to Your Plastics Problems; Quality Accessories for Proven Performance; The Sustainable Solution to the Harshest Environments; Future
Volume 5 - Issue 2 - 02/23/2016
Can PM Parts be Successfully Machined?; Custom Polyurethane Foam Systems for Any Need; Long Lasting Electrodes and Contacts; Faster, Stronger, Low Odor Acrylic Adhesives; Accuracy, Speed, and Programmable Grinding with PlanarMet 300; Versatility of DURAN Tubing Will be on Display at Ceramics Expo; The New 15/16 Applied Product Catalog; Precision Matters... Machines Ceramics, Sapphire, and Quartz to Extreme Tolerances.; Aluminum Nitride (AIN) Machining and Grinding; Waterproof Seam Tape
Volume 5 - Issue 1 - 01/26/2016
Guide to Powder Metallurgy Microstructures; Accuflect Reflectors; Advanced Mesh Belt/Rotary Combination Furnace; Room Temperature Curing Epoxy Resists Sterilization; Give Your Company the Leading Edge; BBA Certification for Concrete Admix; Committed to Excellence; Design and Manufacture Copper Alloy Products to Your Requirements
Volume 4 - Issue 12 - 12/22/2015
Liquinox - Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent; Sulfuric Anodizing (All Colors); High-density Tooling Board for Outdoor Applications; New Materials Better Withstand Severe Conditions
Volume 4 - Issue 11 - 11/24/2015
NIR Borescope Improves Glass Production Efficiency; Successfully Heat Treating Powder Metallurgy Materials; More Than Polymers, Proven Performers; Faster, Stronger, Low Odor Acrylic Adhesives; New Material Scale-up Services; PU Foam Core Product Meets FST/OSU Requirements; Reduce Waste in Aluminum Transport; Single-use Glass Ampoules and Disposable Vials; Advancing Cancer Detection with 3D Printing; Thin and Medium-thickness Sheets Are Now Even Cheaper
Volume 4 - Issue 10 - 10/27/2015
LAST-A-FOAM Nuclear and Transportation Containers; Spot the New Pyrometer; New 15/16 Applied Product Catalog Now Available; Guide to Powder Metallurgy Microstructures; New Recycled Carbon Fiber Platform; Epoxy System Meets Flame-retardant Requirements; Enhanced Metal-to-Composite Bonding; GPS 2015: 'On the Brink of New Capacity'; Improved Complex and Precise Silicon Carbide Components; Heat-processing Solutions for Filtration Media