An acrylic double-sided tape attaches moldings and emblems to both the composites and metals, simplifying automobile repair market. Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives is producing the latest entrant in the Valvoline line of auto body repair product, a double-sided tape that is water clear and features a solid core.
The double-sided tapes come in 1/4-, 1/2- and 7/8-inch sizes. They are packaged in 20-ft rolls to reduce waste. They are formulated as a solid, so they don't hold moisture or dust like other foam-core tapes. The Pliogrip by Valvoline automobile body repair system utilizes urethane, epoxy and MS Polymer technologies.
As energy efficiency becomes more and more a concern for makers of electronics devices, researchers are coming up with new ways to harvest energy from sound vibration, footsteps, and even electromagnetic fields in the air.
The government wants to study your brain, and DARPA wants to use similar information to give robots true autonomy beyond any artificial intelligence developed to date. Sound like science fiction? It's not.
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