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Data and Fluid Cable

Working in an environment saturated with cables, machinery, people and various other obstacles is difficult at best and impossible at worst. These objects can get snagged, tangled, twisted together and make the task even more stressful than it might already be. Compound this with a high stress; high risk task that requires extreme attention to detail and accidents are bound to happen. Professions that operate in this type of highly focused but cluttered environment might be a doctor. It might even be a doctor ...continue

Variations of Guide Cannulae

Neuroscience researchers use guide cannulae in animals to study regions of interest in the brain. A guide cannula is a hollow tube that is implanted into an animal, to allow for fluid or drug infusion. Generally, guide cannulae are cut to a specific length and then carefully placed surgically using a stereotaxic....continue

Create Your Own Custom IEM Connector

It only takes a few minutes on the internet to see there are countless in-ear monitor (IEM) manufactures out there; each company offering their version of the perfect IEM. What separates one IEM from another? The answer to that question is as complex and varied as the choice in IEMs themselves. One feature that is almost universal to all IEMs in the style of connector use to plug them in....continue

The Brain Atlas and Stereotaxic

brain atlas is a roadmap to basic brain structures. The first rat brain atlas, The Rat Brain Coordinates in Stereotaxic, was published by Paxinos and Watson in 1982. The book is currently in itís 7th edition (2014) and is considered one of the most trusted resources of neuroscience researchers. An atlas is comprised of photos or diagrams of brain slices done at set intervals. This interval ranges anywhere between 100 - 200 Micrometre in thickness ...continue

Music Cables Sound Quality vs Durability

There has been, and most likely will always be, a spirited debate of which type of In-Ear Monitor (IEM) cable is the best. Should you buy copper or silver? Maybe silver plated copper? Maybe tinsel wire verses stranded? There are more options available in the world than the average consumer cares to comprehend. Factor in the difference between casual music listening, stage performance and true audiophile sound quality. The listening environment ...continue

USB Type C Connector & 3.1 Standard

The standard size USB (Universal Serial Bus) connector, along with the operation of the USB, has stayed relatively the same since 1996, outliving the USB 1, 2 and 3.0 standards. The standard USB is the connector you see on almost every computer peripheral device such as, keyboard, mouse, camera, and jump drive. It is so popular that we use them to modularize connection between the cellphone and a wall power supply. There has been ...continue

Finding the Right Medical Component Contract Manufacturer

Contract manufacturing requires a second party to produce a sub component or, even an entire device, for an OEM. Examples include a cable harness used for EMG monitoring or a sensor used in sleep studies. In each of these instances the OEM develops the system and the contract...continue

Cable Terminology: Greek to Me

One of our challenges when working with potential customers is terminology. Its not as simple as to-mae-to and to-mah-to but more along the lines of touchproof and being the same concept as safety connector....continue

Advantages of Using Custom Connectors

Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller, and engineers are beginning to face challenges with accepting standard off the shelf connectors to meet their needs. If your design can not afford to be compromised then customization is the solution...continue

Volume Two of Our Invivo Preclinical Questions Answered Series

It is possible to dissolve dental cement with acetone, although it may damage materials used to make cannulas and electrodes. While PlasticsOne does not condone reusing components after the initial surgery, we do understand that some researchers choose to do so. Any ...continue