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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: conductive ink, silver ink, printed circuits, printed traces, membrane switch, membrane switches, printed circuit, screen printing, touch sensor, graphic overlay, 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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What Happens to Your Touch Sensor When a Display Goes End of Life?

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It is so easy to have a display supplier stick a touch sensor right onto the display, ship it to you all ready to go, but what happens when that display goes end of life (EOL)?

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You Asked, We Answered: Silver Ink

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Why do you use silver ink rather than copper, aluminum, or titanium?

That is a great question, for this one we went to Jerry King, our Lab Supervisor, who knows the in's and out's of conductive printing.

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Color Matching

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Color matching doesn't seem like it would be very difficult but it can be. Reproducing a color has many variables involved. When you are having something printed with your brand color, you expect it to match - our color matching expert, Mike Finley, hand mixes every ink to perfect the color and ensure your product is EXACTLY how you want it. 

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