Henkel Corp. has expanded its line of Loctite ResinAid products for hearing aid fabrication, assembly, and repair. The expanded product line includes UV/visible light curable molding compounds, light cure equipment, instant adhesives, UV silicones, light cure acrylics, and light cure cyanoacrylate adhesives. As for shell materials, 14 low-viscosity and eight high-viscosity compounds are now available. All the materials comply with ISO-10993 standards for skin surface medical devices. The line also features nine adhesive formulations used for shell bonding. For more info, go to www.loctite.com/medical.
Siemens and Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology have achieved a faster production process based on selective laser melting for speeding up the prototyping of big, complex metal parts in gas turbine engines.
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