IRphotonics of Hamden, Conn., an infrared-based
materials and systems manufacturer, announced that its iCure spot curing system
has completed qualification and production acceptance with an undisclosed US medical
device manufacturer. After six months of evaluation on a project, the manufacturer
has purchased an undisclosed number of the iCure units to bond microelectronic components
on a disposable medical device. The device is suitable for spot curing of thermal
epoxies, for bonding and fixing plastic and glass components, for precision assembly
and bonding of semiconductor components, and for localized heat welding of thermoplastics.
- A noncrystalline, inorganic mixture of various metallic oxides fused by heating with glassifiers such as silica, or boric or phosphoric oxides. Common window or bottle glass is a mixture of soda, lime and sand, melted and cast, rolled or blown to shape. Most glasses are transparent in the visible spectrum and up to about 2.5 µm in the infrared, but some are opaque such as natural obsidian; these are, nevertheless, useful as mirror blanks. Traces of some elements such as cobalt, copper and...
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