Loctite®, a brand of Henkel Corp., is introducing two new low-energy, tack-free light cure adhesives specially formulated for plastic and metal or glass bonding. The Loctite 3944™, a fluorescent, low-odor product, was designed specifically for bonding a selection of plastic substrates that need a tough, flexible bond. The Loctite 3526™, a colorless adhesive, cures rapidly when exposed to UV/visible light or heat to also form a tough, flexible bond. Both adhesives can be purchased by calling 1-800-LOCTITE or at www.loctite.com.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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