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Apple Buys Victorinox

Posted by Dean Hotvet on

Frustrated with its California design team only squeezing 15 different sensors into it the wrist band of the latest Apple Watch, the Cupertino giant goes to the homeland of fine handmade time pieces, Switzerland, to buy Victorinox, the originator of the world’s first do-everything-tool, the Swiss Army Knife.

DISCLAIMER: The above is totally made-up and more in line with The Onion than the Xymox Blog.

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Topics: capacitive touch, capacitive sensor, touch sensor, membrane switches, membrane switch

Xymox Corporate Look Ahead

Posted by Angie Hartline on

With 2019 in full swing, Bob Hartline, Xymox President/CEO, revealed in an interview that Xymox has quite the year ahead. See for yourself:

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Made in the USA

Posted by Angie Hartline on

Competing in a global market has its challenges, one thing remains, "Made in the USA" is a powerful thing. In a previous blog post, Benefits of Working with a USA Based Manufacturer, we listed how companies benefit from working with domestic suppliers rather than going international. This topic is so important, especially now with more and more tariffs going into effect. Rather than writing another post about why you should consider staying domestic, we decided to ask a few of our customers why they choose to work with USA based suppliers/manufacturers, these were their responses:

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Xymox Got a Cobot

Posted by Angie Hartline on

Cobot = collaborative robot. It is meant to work in conjunction with the employees (not replace them).

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Printed Sensor Tails

Posted by Dean Hotvet on

Trivia Question: What do Elvis Presley, a Porsche, and Donald Duck have in common (other than being famous)?

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Self-Capacitive and Mutual-Capacitive Sensors...Round 2

Posted by Angie Hartline on

You may remember the first blog post on this topic which included Snoop Dogg and rubber snakes. It was so popular, it actually brought down the website….twice. Not really, but if interested in the first segment, click HERE.

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Topics: capacitive touch, capacitive sensor, touch sensor, self-capacitive, mutual-capacitive

Be the Spark!

Posted by Angie Hartline on

Xymox had the honor of giving a tour of our facility to 28 Milwaukee Public School 7th grade students.

"The mission of the [Be the Spark] program is to spark a student’s interest in a potential job or career so they can begin developing the skills and education pathways essential to their future success. These tours allow students to see that future beginning at one of Milwaukee’s exceptional local business." - Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)

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Topics: touch sensor, membrane switches, screen printing

Screen Printing 101

Posted by Angie Hartline on

Screen printing has always been and remains a very versatile part of Xymox Technologies product offerings, we like to think of it as our lifeblood, every product starts in screen printing. As with most manufacturing processes, screen printing technology has advanced over the years; these advancements have helped the process become more controlled than ever before. Though significant changes have been made in technology, the basic fundamentals of screen printing remain the same.

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Topics: membrane switches, membrane switch, printed traces, printed circuits, silver ink, screen printing, printed circuit, conductive ink, graphic overlay, touch sensor, capacitive touch

What is Resistance and Why Does it Matter?

Posted by Angie Hartline on

When referring to circuits, resistance is a common word that you will come across. What is it and why does it matter? Xymox Lab Supervisor, Jerry King, answered these questions (and more)!

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Topics: resistance, conductive ink, silver ink, printed circuits, printed traces, membrane switch, membrane switches, printed circuit

PEDOT, aka Magic Water

Posted by Dean Hotvet on

Screen printed PEDOT is a nearly clear conductive polymer. An interesting feature of the screen printed version of PEDOT...it is almost all water.

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