New product development for industry-leading electronic device manufacturers involves balancing the competing interests of design, schedule and cost. Most OEM device manufacturers rely on custom metal fabrication to ensure effective product design, improved efficiency, and maximum profitability. Sometimes the right partner can make the difference in launching a new product that meets or exceeds expectations.
Faspro Technologies, Inc. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification, Demonstrating Its Unwavering Commitment to Continuous Process Improvement
Photochemical machining (PCM), which is also called photochemical milling or photo etching, is a process that uses chemicals to fabricate sheet metal components. A photoresist is used to mask the metal while chemical etchants corrosively machine the untreated areas. At Faspro we use photochemical milling to produce very complex parts with fine detail. The accuracy of the process and its low cost make it attractive for prototype and short run production.
Faspro Technologies is a leading supplier of precision electrical contacts for circuit boards, portable and hand held electronic devices. We provide innovative solutions by merging new technology with unique methods to deliver high quality components at an affordable price. Our customers in Aerospace, Medical, Military and other industries come to us for quality, service, and the attention to detail their products demand.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can affect a hospital’s electronic equipment when an emitting device is powerful enough and close enough to cause partial or complete failure of the equipment or its sub systems. When a transmitting device gets closer to susceptible electronic equipment, the chance of interference grows. Likewise, as the power of an RF transmitter increases, interference is more likely to occur. Of course, failure of critical electronic medical equipment can be life threatening and should be prevented whenever possible.
This post summarizes an article about Faspro Technologies in The Fabricator digital magazine’s October edition. Here is the link if you would like to read the article in its entirety: http://www.thefabricator-
Faspro Technologies was established to meet the needs of the telecom industry which required quick turnaround prototype and short run production parts without spending all their time waiting for delivery. Most production suppliers then, as is the case today couldn’t easily stop production, change tooling and make short runs without disrupting their operation. Continue reading
One aspect of the automotive engineering that is recently being mentioned often is the concern of electromagnetic interference (EMI). With the increased utilization of electronic systems, EMI is becoming a more important aspect of vehicle design. Automotive engineers are targeting increased reliability which means designing properly for the intended environment. Other environmental issues include extreme temperatures, vibration, shock, humidity, salt-fog, and corrosive solvents/atmosphere. Continue reading
Researchers in Japan have prototyped an innovative and inexpensive light source which could usher in a new era of improved performance, lower cost and environmentally friendly lighting devices to compete with LEDs. These flat panel light sources use arrays of extremely conductive carbon nanotubes to provide evenly-distributed lighting with high performance and power usage under 0.1 Watts – about 100 times less than the energy required by light-emitting diodes.
A group of specialists from Stanford and UofC, Berkeley, have created a ground breaking prototype radio-on-a-chip communications device which is powered by existing radio waves. The unit includes receiving and sending antennae and a cpu, and is completely self-contained and tiny. These ant-sized gadgets are extremely economical, require no batteries to run and might provide the Internet of Things a significant jump start.
On commercial airliners, the flight crew instructs passengers to turn off notebook computers and other personal electronic devices prior to aircraft takeoff and landing. This is due to concerns over the effect of EMI on aircraft systems.
Generally, all wiring and devices in aircraft are shielded to protect them from the effects of EMI from other systems within the aircraft or external to it. But not every component can be fully protected and the civil aviation community understands very well that electromagnetic radiation from laptop computers can interfere with some onboard navigation systems potentially causing unpredictable aircraft behavior.