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Laser Industry Poised for Growth

Laser Industry Poised for Growth When it comes to lasers, the future looks good. According to a new report, the global laser market should surge from its 2012 figure to reach $19.88 billion by 2017, at a CAGR of 19.2% per year over the five years of the survey period. The report points to the green laser sector as a major area of activity but going forward, new applications in defense, manufacturing, medical, and automotive should spearhead growth should spearhead growth. Indeed, five major global automakers — Chrysler, Daimler, General Motors, Toyota, and Volkswagen — have revealed plans to expand in China, Europe, and North America.

The First Compact, IP67-rated Interconnects
New Ways to Improve Software Quality
National Instruments

The First Compact, IP67-rated Interconnects Our Mizu-P25™ interconnects deliver major protection from water and dust, while maintaining signal integrity — even in high-vibration, onboard environments. Plus, they offer some of the smallest mated diameters of any similar interconnect system. For the latest in automotive innovation, turn to Molex.

New Ways to Improve Software Quality Explore how you can reuse system-level test throughout the entire embedded software development process. Watch the six-minute introduction from National Instruments.

Increase Fuel Efficiency with Rapid ISF
REM Surface Engineering
We Provide Solutions to Your Problems
Acrolab Ltd.

Increase Fuel Efficiency with Rapid ISF With growing demand for fuel efficiency, gear surface finish is increasingly important. REM's Rapid ISF® Process is recognized as the ultimate solution for improving gear efficiency. Rapid ISF is able to process multiple gear sets concurrently while producing a surface with roughness ≤0.1 µm (4 ≤µinch) Ra in four minutes.

We Provide Solutions to Your Problems Do you need your supplier to be more a part of the solution than part of the problem?

Then let us help. Acrolab, operating since 1948, offers thermal design and management solutions, custom industrial heating and cooling solutions, thermal consulting, prototyping, and R&D is what we do best.

Flexible & Compact . . .
Honeywell TMS 9250 Digital Telemetry Rotary Torque System
Honeywell Test & Measurement

Honeywell TMS 9250 Digital Telemetry Rotary Torque System Honeywell's new Model TMS 9250 is a wireless, non-contact torque system with integrated rotor electronics for high integrity torque data capture through higher resolution, higher sensitivity, faster response, and no mechanical interference. Flexible, compact, and easy-to-install; perfect for many types of torque measurement applications.

Model TMS 9250
TMS 9250 application note.

Electrical/Electronic Components . . .
New Multicore for Automotive Mixes It Up

New Multicore for Automotive Mixes It Up Intended for automotive infotainment centers, a new asymmetric multicore processor is specifically designed for embedded automotive applications that run on Linux platforms. An important feature of the new device is on-chip error correction code (ECC) for all on-chip memory controllers. Memory complement includes up to 1.5 Mb of SRAM on-chip and a controller for off-chip NAND Flash. A brief video from the manufacturer elaborates on the device's features.

600 V IGBTs Target EVs

600 V IGBTs Target EVs International Rectifier's newest family of automotive-qualified 600 V IGBTs is tailored for electric and hybrid vehicle applications including air conditioner inverters, pumps, and positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heaters. Co-packaged with a diode in a D2Pak for compact surface mount systems, the new 600 V trench IGBTs offer low
VCE (on) to reduce power dissipation and achieve higher power density.

Materials . . .
Synthetic Rubber Tires from Biomass

Synthetic Rubber Tires from Biomass The drive to produce greener automobiles has inched ahead with a leading tire maker successfully polymerizing high-cis polyisoprene (IR) synthetic rubber from isoprene produced with biomass. The Bridgestone Corp. will partner with specialty chemical maker Ajinomoto Co., which produces the isoprene using advanced fermentation technology, to develop the greener tire. Bridgestone aims to promote IR bioengineering technologies in order to diversify its raw material sources for tires.

Let It Roll

Let It Roll A new series of motor oils and lubricants features nanospheres of tungsten in the mix, which because of their circular shape, impart a rolling mechanism as the oil coats the engine components, greatly cutting down on friction. The new lube line provides a nano-based protective film that can readily move over and into rough metal surfaces, reducing temperature as well as wear and tear.

Aqueous Parts Washers Meet Precision Cleaning Requirements
Durable Structural Adhesives for
Every Application

Dow Automotive Systems

Aqueous Parts Washers Meet Precision Cleaning Requirements Watch a video of JENFAB's Agitation Immersion parts washers with 50 years proven capability for high production cleaning of precision turned, CNC machined, stampings, and deep drawn components. Agitated Immersion-Turbulation and Ultrasonic Cleaning available for optimal cleaning action to remove chips-lubricants and shop soils. Lean Clean parts washers are used for cellular cleaning.

Durable Structural Adhesives for Every Application BETAMATE™ structural adhesives from Dow Automotive Systems replace body welding and bond dissimilar materials in lightweight designs. Next-generation products improve NVH and prevent part deformation with better mechanical performance and durability than PVC/plastic solutions. BETAMATE 2-part epoxy structural adhesives bond aluminum, fiber-reinforced plastics, and steel.

Automotive Catalog Digitally Assisted Push
Pull PWM Controller

Texas Instruments Analog Automotive and Transportation
LSE Materials and Automotive Foam

Adchem Corporation

Automotive Catalog Digitally Assisted Push Pull PWM ControllerThe UCD8220-Q1 analog pulse-width modulator device is used in digitally managed power supplies using a microcontroller or the TMS320 DSP family.

UCD8220-Q1 is a double-ended PWM controller configured with push-pull drive logic.

More from TI

LSE Materials and Automotive Foam Studies Adchem Corporation, a major supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes for the automotive industry has released bonding studies of adhesive tape systems for engineered plastics and automotive foams. The studies include PUR, PE, PP foams, new bio-foams, TPO, TPE, TPV plasticsm, and Adchem 650 low surface energy transfer and double sided adhesive tapes.

Design & Assembly . . .
Keeping the Engines Running

Keeping the Engines Running Fuel-injection systems for a variety of engines require pumps and valves that must function adequately for millions of injection cycles. Ensuring that level of performance requires measuring their operation in an environment that simulates the conditions inside an actual engine. This case study presents one company's approach for obtaining the necessary data and analyzing it effectively to predict the injection-system's long-term reliability.

1 kW Fiber Welding Laser

1 kW Fiber Welding Laser Automakers want increased processing speeds from laser welders and the JK1000FL fiber laser is proving to be up to the task. Its 50-200 μm spot size enables deeper penetration and the high-quality beam accommodates some defocusing due to slight variations between the material and nozzle tip. The icing on the cake is that it consumes up to 10x less energy than ND:YAG lasers at 1 kW.

Powertrain Systems . . .
Modeling/Simulation Software Cuts Gearbox Power Losses

Modeling/Simulation Software Cuts Gearbox Power Losses The latest modeling software packages, such as MapleSim from Maplesoft, do not use a mathematical representation of a complete transmission, but instead link together transmission components made up of governing equations to simplify the overall model. As this video illustrates, a controller can then be designed to optimize transmission operation and performance, facilitating hardware-in-the-loop testing.

"Stop-Start" Saves Gas

'Stop-Start' Saves Gas This new generation of commercial 2013 pickup trucks features a unique, computerized "stop-start" system that automatically shuts the engine down when the truck is stopped at a traffic light or anywhere else an operator decides to stop for a short or extended period. The engine then starts up again when the operator releases the brake. This system is said to save up to 3.3% in fuel use per fill-up.

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Which Material Joining Technique is the
Most Versatile?
Smart Lubrication™ Ideas for Quiet Brakes

Dow Corning Automotive Solutions

Which Material Joining Technique is the Most Versatile? Adhesive Bonding — it's the ideal choice for joining components together to make vehicles lighter, stronger, and more fuel efficient. Traditional mechanical methods have well-known disadvantages, can alter material properties, limit the transfer of force and weaken components.

Learn more about how to use adhesive bonding in your automotive products to maximize performance.

Smart Lubrication™ Ideas for Quiet Brakes For braking reliability, friction control, and reduced noise, Molykote® brand specialty lubricants from Dow Corning are Smart Lubrication™ solutions from the pedal to the pad. Proven, effective problem-solvers for brake system lubrication include anti-seize pastes, dry-film lubricants, greases, silicone compounds, and friction-control additives for linings and pads. Visit us.

Bolted Joint Design Seminar | Nov 7-8 |

Seminars for Engineers
Lapmaster PFS Grinding and De-burring

Lapmaster International

Bolted Joint Design Seminar | Nov 7-8 | Detroit Seminar: Fastening Technology & Bolted/Screwed Joint Design

November 7-8, 2012 — Detroit, MI, USA

Presented by renowned expert Bengt Blendulf, this seminar incorporates the most recent techniques and guidelines for mechanical joining with fasteners, providing attendees with immediately applicable practical knowledge. Register today and save $100!

Lapmaster PFS Grinding and De-burring Services Lapmaster International announces our new contract service facility, named Lapmaster Precision Finishing Services (PFS), located in Dayton, OH. Lapmaster Grinding and De-burring Services include Blanchard, Centerless, Double-disc and Fine-grinding technologies, plus brush de-burring and vibratory finishing.

Industry Standards . . .
Management Help for Heat Treatment
Quality Conformance Ensured

Management Help for Heat Treatment The goal of publication AIAG CQI-9 is the development of a heat treat management system that provides for continual improvement. Its emphasis: defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The manual includes a CD containing heat treat system assessment worksheets.

For more information on IHS standards, visit us here.

Quality Conformance Ensured Applicable to automotive production and relevant service part organizations, this International Standard specifies requirements for a quality management system. Its goals include helping an organization consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements; enhancing customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system; and ensuring continual improvements to the system.

For more information on IHS standards, visit us here.

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October 10, 2012 - Volume 5 Issue 14
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