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New Site Design for Flair Electronics

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We are excited to announce a new business partner and web-design client in Flair Electronics! Take a look at the new site, and let us know what you think.

Flair Electronics Security Systems

Flair Electronics was founded in 1967 and has worked in the security market since its inception, specializing in Magnetic Contacts, Graphic Annunciators and Perimeter Security Systems for many Residential, Commercial, and High Security Applications.

Also be sure to check out their redesigned and easy to access Download Center containing hundreds of Product Datasheets, Instruction Manuals, Technical Papers, and more.

In the coming months we will also be working with Flair on various other business development projects, including email marketing and lead generation through our new engineering research tool, Industry Cortex.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@industrialinterface.com to inquire about our Web Design, Advertising, and Consulting services.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Bond and EMI Shield with same part, FASTELek, an engineering case study from Fastel Adhesives

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Fastel Adhesives, and here is their Industrial Interface Supplier Profile.  Learn more about Fastel’s FASTELEK Materials.

1) How do you bond a housing together and create an EMI/RFI Shield?

EMI Shielding is a very complex subject with a lot of considerations. Whenever you are evaluating an EMI shield you need to think about galvanic reactions, frequencies you are shielding, costs, and additional functions of the EMI shielding gasket. An engineer working on a wireless transceiver contacted Fastel looking to create an EMI shielding gasket in a complex geometry.

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Printing on heat sealable foils – Engineering case study from Entrocomponent Solutions

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Entrocomponent Solutions, and here is their sales team: Jeff Bradbury and Scott McGlasson.

1.  How to print a logo and product name on a sealing foil

Many medical device companies use heat sealed foils to contain caustic substances or to maintain a seal of freshness. The functional side of these seals requires them to be inert and seal to plastics at a certain temperature. The other side of these foils is what is viewable to the end-user. This material often has a blank metallic look to it.  Our customer approached ECS with the desire to print instructions and product branding information on this part of the heat sealable foil.

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How do you spec an adhesive? Engineering case study from Entrocomponent Solutions

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Entrocomponent Solutions, and here is their sales team: Jeff Bradbury and Scott McGlasson.

1.  How do you spec an adhesive?

Most engineers deal with adhesives at one point or another.  The mistake many make is thinking that “An adhesive tape is an adhesive tape.” Entrocomponent Solutions (ECS) received an RFQ with an adhesive spec’d in on a foam window gasket. The adhesive spec’d in was a very established, older formula that has been an industry standard for over 20 years. The age of this particular adhesive immediately brought up questions about the application, the bond requirements, and the assembly process. ECS wanted to investigate further to make sure this was the best choice for the application.
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Engineering Case Study: Rapid Product Development-Entrocomponent Solutions (ECS)

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Entrocomponent Solutions, and here is their sales team: Jeff Bradbury and Scott McGlasson.

1) Case Study: How do I control iterative prototyping costs?

A large OEM customer was recently in development of a new hand held device requiring several custom die cut components for various cushioning, sealing, shielding applications.   The challenge was that the design of these components were was not firm, requiring many unexpected iterations along  the development path.  The company was also under a very tight time frame to get products to market for the holiday buying season. They needed to define both the materials and the functional design of each of these parts very quickly.

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Engineering Case Study: How to find a unique LCD screen in 48 hours or less

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our trade show partner, The Del Mar Electronics and Design Show.  Their online system, Virtual Trade Show is powered by the Industrial Interface Web Platform.

1) Case Study: How to find a unique LCD screen in 48 hours?

An engineer at a large electronics manufacturer had been searching for LCD manufacturers and representatives for about a month. The engineer found it difficult to find the right supplier because of the unique specs required for his LCD. Using Virtual Trade Show he typed in the title of his sourcing need “12.1″ XGA High-Bright LCD with Wide Operating Temperature” and within a few minutes had outlined all the requirements of his project. The engineer started receiving quotes for COTS and Custom solutions the very next day.

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Engineering Case Study: Glue in die cut form-Fastel Adhesives

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Fastel Adhesives, and here is their Industrial Interface Supplier Profile.

1) Glue in the form of film?

As an engineer, I was always interested in the latest, greatest, and most unique technologies. Fastel Adhesives introduces the world’s only glue in the form of Film that bonds and seals quickly. Benefits include:
  • No Mess
  • Quick Cure
  • Re-Workable

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Engineering Case Study: How do you waterproof a GPS device-COG Engineering

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier COG Engineering, and here is their Industrial Interface Supplier Profile.

1) Case Study: How do you waterproof a GPS device?

A large manufacturer of GPS devices for the Marine Industry was looking for a way to replace the Extruded Silicon O-Ring gasket that they put inside of the groove side for a tongue and groove ABS housing. There were many options for waterproofing such as potting, Conformal Coating, UV cure in place gasket, die cut gasket, welding the plastic housings together, etc. Read the rest of this entry »