Urethane ST-1796 and ST-1776 flame-resistant thermoplastic polyurethanes meet UL-94-VTM-O standards for flame resistance and are for applications requiring flame-resistant films such as fire-fighting gear and life vests. ST-1796 offers a standard VTM-O package using an antimony oxide synergist with halogen-based flame retardant. ST-1776 features an alternate non-halogen FR system.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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