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.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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