Chirag Patel, Applications Engineer, and Todd Turner, Marketing Services Manager, discuss new materials and applications with the Digi-Key team.
With over 400 E-A-R™ products currently stocked, global electronics component distributor Digi-Key Electronics invited Aearo Technologies LLC (a 3M Company) to share their unique expertise with Digi-Key's engineering team.
Digi-Key's Applications Engineering team consists of more than 100 technical staff of degreed technicians and engineers. The team takes roughly 500,000 technical inquiries annually on products across Digi-Key's entire online catalog, and they do so 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Approximately 30% of those inquiries are from non-US based customers.
Per Tom Busher, VP IP&E at Digi-Key, "With technology constantly changing and evolving, the engineering team is always excited for the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge straight from the experts. They will then be able to share that information with customers and offer them the best support in the industry."
Among the topics covered in the recent training session included some of the basics of shock and vibration engineering - damping, isolation, compression force deflection, and transmissibility. More importantly, the Aearo team shared how these concepts play such an important role in the durability and efficiency of many devices. Also shown were common applications of E-A-R™ "Standard Parts", which provide universal damping and isolation solutions to many electronic device segments such as IoT speakers, drones, 2-in-1 tablets, and many more. These standard parts, including a wide assortment of anti-vibration grommets and fan mounts, can be found on the Digi-Key website.
If you would like a chance to learn more about shock and vibration engineering, visit our YouTube channel to see the "Interview with an E-A-R Engineer" series, which will provide a technical look at how our Application Engineers help to optimize many of the electronic devices found around the world.
Digi-Key Electronics is an authorized distributor of Aearo Technologies LLC and conveniently stocks many of the most popular E-A-R™ products and materials for timely global delivery, from prototype to small volume production.