With more than half of U.S. states developing environmental laws governing the electronics industry, the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) called on the federal government to bring consistency to the field. Dave McCurdy, EIA president and CEO – and a former House of Representatives member – testified before the House Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials this month asking for the federal government to bring infrastructure and overall national uniformity to the product disposal table.
McCurdy said he would like federal policymakers to work with the electronics industry “to develop an infrastructure that would keep costs to consumers as low as possible, create a level playing field for market participants, and ensure that products are being recycled in an environmentally sound manner.” McCurdy told legislators it is in the interest of the United States to create a national recycling infrastructure to help ease some of the intense competitive pressures on U.S. companies as they struggle to compete globally.
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