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Xymox Got a Cobot

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

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

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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!

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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

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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?

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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

Deciding Between a Custom Touch Sensor Solution or Off-the-Shelf?

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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 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.

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Optical Punch, What is it and Why Use it?

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This is an automatic optical punch machine:

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What is Total Quality Management?

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What does it mean to practice Total Quality Management? According to ISO (International Organization for Standardization), there are 7 Quality Management Principles that companies follow to incorporate quality throughout the entire organization, every process, department, etc. (hence "total" quality management). Quality isn't just a department, it is a way of practicing business from top to bottom, everyone is involved in ensuring quality is a priority in everything. It is about process thinking and risk assessment, prevention, management, and documentation.

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You Asked, We Answered: Printed NFC Antenna

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Why would I want the NFC antenna printed on the sensor?

That is a great question, for this one we went to Mike Hansen, our New Product Development Manager.

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Interns Give Xymox a Fresh Perspective

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Alex Rodriguez & Drew Baumann, discuss their role and experience as interns this summer with Xymox.

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