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OCTOBER 2019 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 41 4. R&D of new advanced materials can be now industrialized. Today's scientific community will surely need better features and performance from new advanced materials. Coming technologies will stretch the boundaries of thermal, dielectric, high-frequency, and dimen- sional performance in ever-more extreme conditions. Lab results are relatively easily achieved, but those same results must be replicated by in- dustrial production processes that are scaled up in size and productivity to meet real prod- uct demands. Our idea is to introduce the In- duBond X-Press Technology to the market to- day because we believe its features can help to design and industrialize tomorrow's materials for the most difficult operating and environ- mental conditions. New composites can now be cured or fired to very high temperatures, and the cycles can be shortened due to very high-speed rates. With InduBond X-Press Tech- nology, it is possible to treat sintered materials in large dimensions. PCB007 References 1. Biot-Savart Law 2. Eddy current loss 3. Compressed video of a lamination cycle 4. Compressed video of a cool-down cycle Víctor Lázaro Gallego is the R&D and technical director (CTO) at Chemplate Materials S.L. in Barcelona, Spain, an equipment designer and manufac- turer for the PCB and FPCB industry that specializes in layer-to-layer registration, bonding, lamination, and automation. He is also the inventor of a few inductive bonding technologies with the trademark InduBond®. Contact Víctor Lázaro at v.lazaro@chemplate.com. two created a final product. By using a white-light scan- ner, 3D CAD software, and a Stratasys 3D printer, the wrist brace was durable and ready to be worn. The cast turned out to be a huge success, even garnering doctor approval, which allowed Anuj to wear the wrist brace for the next two months. One fully healed wrist, and a lot of learning later, Atanaz and Anuj continue to pursue engineering projects and push the barriers of conven - tional engineering. (Source: Duke University) Almost exactly one year ago to the day, Anuj Thakkar was in an unfortunate biking accident and left with a bro- ken wrist. It soon became evident that not only would he have to deal with the pain of a broken wrist but would also have to deal with the discomfort of a cloth cast. After a couple of weeks of dealing with the consequences of a sweaty cast that could not get wet during one of the raini- est weeks of the month, Anuj had had enough. Luckily for Anuj, he was a junior in mechanical engineer- ing at the time, and he became determined to improve his situation. That's when Anuj decided to approach his friend Atanaz Bohlooli, a mechanical engineering and teaching assistant, to ask if she would be inter - ested in collaborating on a project to engineer a wrist brace to alleviate the pain and discomfort. From then on, the two worked together to create a custom-fit, flexible, waterproof wrist brace to be 3D-printed for Anuj to wear in place of his initial cloth cast. After about three months of de- sign, modification, and testing, the Designing and 3D-printing a Better Brace

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