This article discusses two longstanding ASTM standards on cleanability testing for use in the oxygen service industry that have been updated for use in cleanability testing for the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries.
By Todd Owens and Matt Knutson,Donatelle
A product’s manufacturability is influenced by the materials used, requested tolerances, part geometry, process control limitations, and more. A successful DFM process considers each of these factors from the start.
Critical components cannot be sourced like simple parts; they demand greater vendor/customer collaboration, profound depth of knowledge, and a supplier committed more to the relationship than the sale.
By Steve Hopwood,Knowles Precision Devices DLI
When current flows through a multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) due to application of alternating voltage, heat is generated in the MLCC due to the losses, specifically ESR. As a result, this self-heating can cause various performance and reliability issues.