Category Archives: Material Selection

New: Heat Conducting Plastic

Plastic has had limited applications within electronics because of its inability to conduct heat.  The University of Michigan is changing that by utilizing ground breaking techniques to create heat conducting plastic polymers.

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You’re Probably Paying Too Much for Build to Print Manufacturing

If you’re sending drawings to a manufacturer for build to print services without asking the right questions, you’re probably paying too much. Continue reading

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Understanding Plastic Trade Names

Understanding the difference between a brand and material is a huge part of material selection when it comes to plastic. Continue reading

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Potting: Electronics Encapsulation

In some cases, electronic components need protection from environmental factors like humidity, corrosion, contaminants, and structural threats. Potting (encapsulation), is one way of achieving that protection. Continue reading

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