The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is organizing new initiatives designed to proactively address environmental issues. Representatives from iNEMI developed proposed projects through environmental summits it held last fall. The projects identified areas where the electronics industry can take action toward greater sustainability and collaboration along the supply chain.
Non competitive lifecycle assessments (LCAs) for information and communications technology products based on building a block approach using assembly emulators.
PVC replacement alternatives using LCAs to compare PVC vs. PVC-free cables and technical evaluation of alternatives.
Establish market for post-consumer plastics as feedstock for green products (e.g., polycarbonate and acrylonitrile0butadiene-styrene (ABS)
Establish new electronic applications for post-consumer blended plastics (e.g., housings for power supplies
Two of these initiatives are currently in development, the non-competitive LCAs and the PVC alternatives. Those wanting to participate in these initiatives should contact iNEMI.
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