Rubber Industries (Shakopee, MN) has expanded its rubber contract manufacturing capabilities to include liquid injection molding of liquid silicone rubber. The company will use 24-ton Boy Presses, which can handle mold sizes up to 10x12 inches and a maximum shot size of 65g. The molding systems utilize a modular mold base system that accommodates cavity blocks of 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 inches. For more information, visit www.rubberindustries.com.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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