We just received notice from RoHS-International that the European Union substance review has drawn up a list of 46 substances for scrutiny. According to the Oko Institut, the organization conducting the review, the new list “is based on declarations provided by suppliers and manufacturers of EEE, existing studies, XRF-analyses and other information.” The list and the covering letter are available at the Oko Institut site.
The Oko Insitut is calling for industry input, but time is limited. Responses need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 28. There is industry resistance to adding additional substances to the RoHS legislation. IPC is calling for any additional substances to come under REACH.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is