Ever wonder how design engineers take your ideas for a product and poof, the size, the color, the circuitry, every detail is on point? It takes years of knowledge and experience but here's a little secret...they get some assistance from handy software programs! (SHOCKING, I know). Let me tell you a little bit about these helpers, the most commonly used by design engineers are Adobe Illustrator, SolidWorks and AutoCAD.
“Is this thing on?” “What function is working?” “I pushed the button, did anything happen?” These are questions that companies never want their end users to be asking while using their interface. Intuitive and user friendly are two things product designers strive for. User experience is everything to the customer – it can be the difference between a good product and a great one! Designers can turn to backlighting as a simple solution to creating a great user experience.
With an on-site wellness program, our employees don't have to think about when they'll have time to go to the gym, it is right here for them! Or they can take advantage of our chiropractor, fitness and yoga classes, nutrition sessions, and one-on-one time with our wellness coach.
You might be thinking, "what is a clean room?" or maybe you're thinking, "I don't care about them so I'm willing to take that bet.." Well imagine this:
In an effort to keep our employees informed on best practices to stay safe, in any environment, we called in the Milwaukee Police Department to give us the low down. As difficult as some of the topics were, our employees were able to leave with the basic knowledge of how to be prepared and stay safe. During this safety and crime prevention training we learned of some key take-aways:
Printed Electronics Now reported that Cambrios Technologies is shutting down.Why is this news for Xymox? Because Cambrios made silver nanowires which were used to make clear conductive films used in projected capacitive touch sensors. Xymox also manufactures projected capacitive sensors. Does Cambrios’ departure from the touch screen ecosystem impact Xymox? In one word, No, but we are interested in those that make it and those that don’t within our market.
If you are thinking about adding a touch screen to your assembly, do you know when can you get by with a standard off-the-shelf product and when do you need a custom unit built specifically for your needs? Great question. To be fair, this is an apple and oranges comparison. The two solutions can differ greatly.
In some applications and harsh environments, a membrane switch may not fit the bill. You may want a very thick overlay for an application where the front of a keypad may see some abuse or harsh use. Or maybe you need a thick polycarbonate overlay (.060” or greater for example), but often those are too thick for the user to press and short together the membrane switch circuit.