Engineers Use Shrinky Dinks to Pack Nanowires Closer Together

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign engineers are using Shrinky Dinks, a plastic that shrinks when heated, to pack nanowires tightly together for use in high-performance electronics. Researchers have had difficulty combining a large number of nanowires together that line up in the same direction and are only one layer thick.

Fujipoly’s 2014 Amazing Gift Giveaway

On June 6th one lucky engineer will have the option of selecting a free Nikon D3200 Camera, Sony PS4 or $500 American Express gift card by simply naming one Fujipoly thermal interface material or elastomeric co... Read More...

A Wreck of a Story

When I was a kid and found out that my dad was an ‘engineer,’ the vision of him driving a train popped into my head for the word engineer was firmly associated with the word locomotive. It was a few years u... Read More...
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So you are a new EMC Engineer…… Now what?

1 new-engineer-smallIt’s been said that nobody grows up wanting to be an EMC engineer. Rather, it usually just happens. Maybe you had incriminating information on your resume, such as being a radio ham. “You’ve created interference, so you must know how to stop it, right?” Maybe you showed a knack for EMC troubleshooting, and suddenly you’re now the company expert - whether you want to be or not.

The Big Inch

The days are lengthening and daffodils are only a month away, but this challenge remembers another winter when thick sheets of sleet enveloped the ground and wipers froze to windows. It was a brutal winter ... Read More...

Military Shielding

Shielding to control EMI is a staple in modern electronics, playing a major role in military applications. Internal design practices can do much to control EMI in commercial and industrial electronics, but there is a limit to how much you can do. The EMI demands in military electronics are such that good internal design practices are inadequate - shielding is usually needed.


Training the Engineering Brain

The brain stem contains the hard wiring that commands the heart to beat and the lungs to expand and contract. Laying about in a mess of ganglia at the base of the skull, just above the spine, it works—literally... Read More...