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Potting compound selection for LED assembly

Potting compound selection for LED assembly

Depending on an application’s needs, there are numerous potting compounds available, with formulations offering properties including being low density/lightweight, flame retardant, flexible, optically clear, and thermally conductive. It can be challenging to know which material to specify, given the different chemistries, properties, and processing requirements. Kevin Brownsill, head of technical: learning and development at Intertronics, shares insight on potting compound selection for an LED assembly.

7th February 2024

What types of retained fastenings can I use for fixed guards?

What types of retained fastenings can I use for fixed guards?

You may have heard or read something about particular types of fastenings being required for securing machine guards in position. Derek Coulson, machinery safety consultant at Safe Machine, looks at the requirement for fixed guards to be attached with retained fastenings, and unravel what exactly that means, and lists some of the suppliers that offer various different types of retained fastening.

30th January 2024

A guide to monitor mounting arms

A guide to monitor mounting arms

Stewart Beck, global product manager at Southco, looks how monitor mount arms work and the key design considerations when choosing one.

14th March 2023

Types of hinges and where to use them

Types of hinges and where to use them

Choosing the appropriate hinge is an important step in the design process of many product applications, but with so many hinge types available, how can engineers ensure that they are choosing the right one? Stewart Beck, global product manager at Southco, explores the design considerations.

24th January 2023

Sealing requirements for the automotive lighting industry

Sealing requirements for the automotive lighting industry

The experts at Robafoam look in detail at automotive lighting, and offer advice on the sealing requirements for this demanding application.

8th November 2022

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