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Electronic devices are rarely, if ever, used on their own. They are normally placed in housings, for example and often control devices such as relays, valves, lights and motors. They also take inputs from sensors, which themselves often need to be placed into mechanical housings. Therefore mechanical engineering typically plays an important complementary and even dominant role in the design and development of certain products.
mSemicon often specifies and develops mechanical objects that form part of a wider system that also includes electronics. Below are some examples of our design work:
This is a device that controls the flow of three separate air channels for use on a medical device.
New Latching Valve
On account of the particular issues regarding battery operated devices, the company has developed its own low cost latching air valve.
mSemicon has developed an LED-based light for use in external lighting applications. This involved the design of a housing.
mSemicon has developed a high speed blower, which involved the development of not only the housing; in aluminium and plastic, with an innovative integral bypass cooling system, but also of an impeller.
The availability of 3D printers greatly facilitates and complements the design process.