Industry Insights

  1. Assessing Infrared Spectrum Hyperpixel Array Imagers For Measuring Temperature In Additive And Subtractive Manufacturing
    4/13/2017

    Accurate non-contact temperature measurement is important to many manufacturing processes such as additive and subtractive manufacturing. As an alternative to the challenging method of single wavelength thermography, hyperpixel array hyperspectral imaging can acquire images at multiple (generally three or more) optical wavelengths. This white paper discusses the use of infrared spectrum hyperpixel array imagers in additive and subtractive manufacturing temperature measurement, the issues that are involved, and the results of multiple analyses on the method.

  2. Sterilization Industry Trends And Opportunities
    3/31/2017

    There is an obvious trend toward biologics and combination devices, which are more complex delivery devices are sensitive to the high temperatures associated with traditional sterilization processes.

  3. Selection Of The Right Pressure Sensor
    3/21/2017

    Selecting a pressure sensor for an application includes choosing both the pressure range and the type of pressure measurement. Pressure sensors are designed to measure a certain pressure in comparison to a reference pressure, which can then be divided into absolute, gage, and differential devices. 

  4. Utilizing Silicon Photodiodes For Gamma Ray Detection
    3/21/2017

    First Sensor’s X100-7 is an expansion of their detector series for ionizing radiation. It is designed to target high volume gamma detection applications by combining low dark current and low capacitance silicon photodiodes with reliable and cost-efficient packaging. Awareness has been raised in regards to risks from nuclear radiation, creating an additional demand for commercial and personal radiation detection devices.

  5. PIN Photodiode Array With Guard Ring Application Note
    3/21/2017

    This application note provides a list of tips for operating a PIN photodiode array with a guard ring in a range of applications, as well as an overview of each PIN diode series and their responsivity and quantum efficiency.

  6. PIN Diode With Guard Ring Application Note
    3/21/2017

    This application note provides a list of tips for operating a PIN diode with a guard ring in an array of applications, as well as an overview of each PIN diode series and their responsivity and quantum efficiency.

  7. Designing Interface Electronics For Zirconium Dioxide Oxygen Sensors Of The XYA Series
    3/20/2017

    This application note describes the basic building blocks needed to create an interface circuit for the XYA series sensors if not using on of First Sensor’s ZBXYA interface boards for sensor control and conditioning.

  8. Operating Principle And Construction Of Zirconium Dioxide Oxygen Sensors Of The XYA Series
    3/20/2017

    This application note presents the background operating principle of the ZrO2 XYA series sensors. It also covers the design and construction of the series, as well as the functions of each part included.

  9. Strategies And Standards For Medical Device Signal Detection
    3/9/2017

    CDRH has announced four long-term strategies to strengthen Medical Device Post-Market Surveillance. These strategies improve the collection, analysis, synthesis, and action of medical device benefit-risk assessments. 

  10. Keys To Bioabsorbable Process Development: Consistency And Control
    3/8/2017

    A medical device company developed a bioabsorbable fixation design and concept that was commended by many surgeons in the industry. Unfortunately, after several years of working with a reputable molder, there was limited consistency and success in producing the part that was in their original drawings. MTD assisted the company by guiding them through material characterization and the development of a unique tooling construction concept to reduce secondary operations. MTD’s micromolded parts achieved minimal and consistent IV loss and were much more consistent shot to shot.