Category: IDTechEx

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Fisk Alloy copper alloy wire for connectors and electrical cables

Posted by Charbax – February 16, 2017

Founded in 1973 in Hawthorne, N.J. to manufacture high precision square wire for connectors and electronic components, Fisk Alloy invented PERCON in the 1990ies, a family of environmentally friendly copper alloys combining high conductivity with high tensile strength. The cool thing about PERCON it that it was RoHS compliant well before the EU directive came out.

Fisk Alloy's products can be found in all demanding markets where failure is not an option and who require high performance components: Aerospace, Medical, Robotics, Automotive and E-Textiles.

Fisk Alloy PERCON alloys are so good and homogeneous in their composition that we draw them to ultra-fine gauge sizes, AWG 56 being currently the finest size which corresponds to 12 microns or a third of a human hair. They combine these single-end wires to stranded constructions, 7-ends, 19-ends as well as rope-lay conductors putting up to 1000 single-ends together.

The main advantages of Fisk Alloy PERCON alloys are superior flex life for all cables in movement, excellent softening resistance when exposed to high temperatures as well as opportunities for size and weight saving thanks to great strength without sacrificing conductivity. A few years ago they invented Percon 28, unique in its capability of combining 80 KSI tensile strength with 85% electrical conductivity in a soft-annealed condition. No other alloy world-wide is able to match these properties.

E-textiles is an ideal market for PERCON and especially Percon 28, as their wire can be woven, knitted and embroidered invisibly into the fabric, allowing signal transmission for various data-sensing and monitoring purposes.

Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

Sensor Films additive manufacturing solutions

Posted by Charbax – February 16, 2017

Sensor Films Inc. is an additive manufacturing solutions provider that is changing the way electronic products are manufactured. Sensor Films designs and builds digital manufacturing and printing systems equipped with integrated pre- and post-printing processes enabling customers to make electronic product assemblies used in a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. The technology efficiently prints functional and decorative inks on flexible and rigid substrates in a platform scalable to high throughput production. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!.

Electric Stimulation shirt by Myant, for regaining lost motor function

Posted by Charbax – February 16, 2017

Myant designs, develops and produces smart clothing considering fashion design, chemistry, physics, software development and engineering, they are based in Canada. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!.

BrightVolt flexible batteries using solid state lithium polymer

Posted by Charbax – February 10, 2017

BrightVolt develops flexible batteries using solid state thin film lithium polymer, Polymer Matrix Electrolyte (PME) for batteries enabling new small IoT devices, smart clothing, healthcare and more. Filmed at the IDTechEx tradeshow.

Synergy Aircraft suggests Economical regional transportation

Posted by Charbax – February 10, 2017

Synergy is an airplane designed to safely fly one to six people directly from town to town, in less time and at less cost than airliners or automobiles. Its innovative technologies provide the key to economical regional transportation in the speed range between supercars and commercial jets. Filmed at the IDTechEx tradeshow.

Sensing Tex Stretchable Printed Sensing Mats for sports, wellness and healthcare

Posted by Charbax – February 7, 2017

Sensing Tex based in Barcelona, develops smart textiles for interior design, security, health, sportswear, automotive, fashion and more. SensingTex offers innovative solutions, development services, components, integrations kits for OEM clients as well as a line of finished products which combine textile with the latest electronics technologies. Filmed at IDTechEx Show!

FitPay Payments for Wearables

Posted by Charbax – February 7, 2017

FitPay offers a payments platform for wearables. Freeing consumers from having to carry cash, credit cards or a smartphone. All personal data and card information is fully encrypted and not shared at the point of sale where it can be compromised. FitPay is a new, secure, touch-free way to pay. Filmed at the IDTechEx tradeshow.

Agricultural Robot ROEBL by Cooper Gray Robotics

Posted by Charbax – February 7, 2017

Cooper Gray Robotics LLC is an Oakland based design/build and engineering company that is a leader in developing electric drive systems and automating the heavy equipment industry through its Smart Control and remote control architecture for machines in construction, mining, agriculture and forestry. Filmed at the IDTechEx tradeshow.

360 video: IDTechEx USA 2016 (part1)

Posted by Charbax – December 23, 2016

For best result, watch this video on you VR Headset, either cheap Google Cardboard with your phone or your all in one VR headset! This 360 video is the part1 filmed at the IDTechEx USA 2016 tradeshow in Santa Clara California.

Filmed using the Shuoying 1080p dual-lens Panoview camera, see my Interviews and my Factory Tour with Shuoying at the Shuoying category here.

Holst Centre Flexible Electronics and Wireless Autonomous Sensors

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2016

Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D center that develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and Flexible Electronics. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around shared roadmaps and programs. This cross-fertilization is what enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 event in Santa Clara California.