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Mark Your Calendars for MD&M West 2017

This February 7-9 some of the brightest minds in the medical technology industry will gather at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA. The annual MD&M West (Medical Design & Manufacturing West) is one of the premier trade shows in the medical equipment manufacturing industry with over 20,000 engineers and executives in attendance. The show offers a unique opportunity to connect face-to-face with current and potential suppliers as well as with clients.

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What is a LED Light Pipe?

Light pipes, often called LED light pipes because of their use with LEDs, are physical structures (either a transparent plastic rod or an optical fiber) that are used for transmitting light lengthwise. Integrating LED light pipes is an extremely cost effective option that helps eliminate the multiple steps associated with transporting light from one location to another. Light pipes transmit up to 80% of emitted light making them useful for a broad range of applications including security equipment, medical devices, and communications equipment.

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bisco industries Attending EDS 2016

This week bisco industries’ management team will be meeting with top manufacturers at the Electronic Design Summit (EDS), taking place in Las Vegas, NV at the Mirage Resort.

About EDS 2016

bisco industries will be connecting with electronic manufacturers through one-on-one meetings, product exhibits, and educational programs.  EDS presents a unique opportunity for industry leaders to exchange ideas and stay up to date on the latest innovations that are moving the industry forward. Electronic component manufacturers in attendance include: 3M, Rayovac, RAF Electronic Hardware, Panduit,  Cambion,  Abbatron, Pentair, Altech Corp, and Keystone Electronics.

The Impact of EDS

Maintaining strong relationships with these manufacturers and many others allows bisco to provide clients with the best pricing, availability, and access to custom manufacturing services. Subscribe to bisco’s blog for news about upcoming tradeshows and updates from our manufacturing partners.

Visit bisco at Del Mar Electronics & Design Show 2016

bisco industries is excited to be exhibiting at the Del Mar Electronics & Design Show (DMEDS) 2016. The show starts tomorrow, May 4th and will run through May 5th at the Del Mar fairgrounds in San Diego, CA. The yearly trade show brings together manufacturers, distributors, and other industry players for training and networking. The show is free to attend and features over 65 seminars covering topics from 3D printing to cooling solutions. A full list of seminars and exhibitors is available at the DMEDS website.  

DMEDS 2016 Hours

  • May 4th, 2016 – 10 AM – 5 PM
  • May 5th, 2016 – 10 AM – 3 PM

bisco is partnering with Pentair (Schroff / Birtcher / Calmark) for DMEDS 2016 and will be located at booth 516. Be sure to stop by booth 516 to hear from Pentair product experts and to learn how bisco can help optimize your supply chain. For additional information contact bisco Area Manager, Scott Webb. We look forward to seeing you at DMEDS 2016!

Industry News Wrap Up: December 7-11, 2015

We’re wrapping up the second week of the last month of the calendar year. Here’s a look at a couple of the top stores in the aerospace and electronics industries this past week.

Boeing Unveils its Newest Airliner – The 737 MAX

This past Tuesday, December 8th, Boeing rolled out the newest edition of their 737 model plane. The Boeing 737 MAX was revealed in an employee-only event at the Boeing 737 Factory in Renton, WA.  The aircraft is being prepared for its first flight early in 2016 and its first customer deliveries in the third quarter of 2017. Southwest Airlines, known for operating almost exclusively on 737’s will be the first customer to receive their delivery. Some of the most notable improvements on the 737 MAX are the 20% increase in fuel efficiency and the 14% decrease in operation costs.

Samsung to Join Automotive Industry with Electronic Parts

One of South Korea’s largest electronics players is entering into the ever-growing industry of smart mobility. Samsung will initially build products for infotainment and autonomous driving vehicles. Samsung is the latest to enter the market along with Apple, Google, and LG Electronics. Currently there are between 80 to 100 processors in a vehicle depending on its sophistication; as regulations mandating certain technologies become more prevalent, this number is likely to increase. According to recent reports, this market (composed of automotive software, services and components) is worth an estimated $500 billion. A Thomson Reuters report shows that Samsung has been investing in automotive electronics R&D since as early as 2010. In the future, vehicles will likely have the ability to communicate with one another as well as larger infrastructures.

 

bisco industries is proud to serve clients in the aerospace and electronics industries. To learn more about bisco and our services visit biscoind.com.

Industry News Wrap-Up: November 7th-13th

Here’s a quick look at some of this week’s top events in for a few of bisco’s top industries.

Boeing & Lockheed Protest Northrop’s LRSB Contract

Boeing and Lockheed Martin have filed a formal protest against the award to of an $80 billion Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman.  Although many of the complaints lodged by Boeing and Lockheed are long shots aerospace industry consultant Loren Thompson said that, “this protest has a real chance of winning and overturning the award”.  If overturned the contract would be a major embarrassment for the Air Force and the Pentagon, raising fundamental questions about their ability to make sound purchasing decisions.

Electronics 2020: What Will the Industry Look Like?

Printed Circuit Design & Fab editor, Mike Buetow, asked a number of leading electronics experts for their vision of how the design and manufacturing landscape will change in the future. Some of the challenges and opportunities facing the electronics manufacturing industry today include robots, DNA-based circuits, 3D printers and supply chain migration. Click to learn more about what the designers, fabricators, assemblers, and suppliers are saying about the state of electronics manufacturing in 2020.

Robot Salamander Helping Scientists Unlock Spinal Secrets

Created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the salamander-like robot called Pleurobot is designed based on 3D X-ray videos of salamanders. These videos allowed engineers to create life-like locomotion especially in the movement of the spine. Researchers are utilizing the Pleurobot to better understand the development of the spine.

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