VersaDamp(TM) 2000 Series vibration- and shock-isolation thermoplastic rubber (TPR) materials feature formulations that can be adjusted to optimize damping performance or durometer or both. Durometers range from 35 to 75 Shore A, and the TPRs feature widely varying energy control capabilities. The materials can be injection-molded into isolators and other equipment components, and can be used as anti-shock and vibration mounts for compactly designed devices with limited isolator sway space such as pagers and cellular phones.
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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