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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will hold a webinar on surface insulation resistance (SIR), conductive anodic filament (CAF), and condensation testing on July 17, 2018, at 14:30 (UTC).
The webinar will discuss the advantages of using SIR testing to evaluate assembly processes and materials. It discusses test vehicle design, how to go about the testing and how to analyze the results. CAF testing will also be covered, including test vehicle design, test procedures and parameters, and failure analysis. The final part of the webinar will cover condensation testing and how it can be used to assess conformal coatings.
For more information or to register, click here.
Dan Feinberg, Technology Editor, I-Connect007
At this year’s CES, they announced the launch of an extended reality (XR) reference design for the next generation of XR headsets. As the “sketch-to-scale” solutions provider, as they describe themselves, that designs and builds “intelligent products for a connected world,” they have now introduced an augmented reality (AR or, as we now call it, XR) reference design to reduce time to market for companies wishing to make and market XR devices.
Dan Feinberg has been covering augmented, virtual, and mixed-reality for I-Connect007 for the last few years. He recently met with Eric Braddom, VP of Extended Reality (XR) Product Management for Flex, a company that is involved in this disruptive technology. In this interview, Dan and Eric discuss the future of augmented, mixed and/or virtual reality, or as Flex calls it, "extended reality."
Neil Sharp, JJS Manufacturing
While handing over part or all of your manufacturing to a third party can be daunting, it offers a host of benefits. It frees you up to focus on what you do best--whether that's designing, marketing or selling. It reduces your operating costs, and you gain from the range and depth of expertise than an EMS can provide. For OEMs already outsourcing their manufacturing, going to a third party for other services, like product design, could well be the next logical step.