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.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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