Industry leaders in the lenticular plastics market have formed Lenstar.org, an industry group that will provide product designers with an interactive resource for information on the lenticular process. Lenticular technology creates the illusion of several special effects to include 3D and animated images on a 2D surface. Members include Eastman Chemical Co., Pacur Inc., Heidelberg Druckmaschinene AG, KBA-Koenig & Bauer AG, MAN Roland, Inc., Komori Corp., Presstek Inc., Sun Chemical Corp., Flint Ink Corp., Flipsigns, and Photo Illusion. Visit www.lenstar.org for more information.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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