WiredInUSA May 2016


Wire Expo opens its doors next month as the wire and cable industry descends on Connecticut, and the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville to be precise. Coming hot on the heels of wire 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Expo is being held from 7 th to 9 th June, with exhibitions opening on 8 th June. You can catch up on some of the exhibitors attending the show by turning to page 40 in this issue of wiredInUSA. Batteries with an almost unlimited lifespan could become a reality – thanks to a new nanowire-based material. Developed by a team from the University of California, the batteries use manganese dioxide to protect gold nanowires in a Plexiglas-like electrolyte gel. The gel prevents the gold nanowires – thousands of times thinner than a human hair – from cracking and becoming brittle, normal when charging and discharging. The full story can be found on page 11. Illinois Tool Works is buying Engineered Fasteners and Components from ZF TRW for approximately $450m. Headquartered in Germany, EF&C produces engineered fastening systems and interior technical components for the automotive OEM market in nine countries. Full details can be found on page 15. David Bell Editor #59 EDITOR

wiredInUSA - May 2016


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