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.
These new 3D-printing technologies and printers include some that are truly boundary-breaking: a sophisticated new sub-$10,000, 10-plus materials bioprinter, the first industrial-strength silicone 3D-printing service, and a clever twist on 3D printing and thermoforming for making high-quality realistic models.
Ear-based heart-rate monitoring gained momentum recently, as sensor maker Valencell Inc. announced it has licensed its biometric earpiece technology to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd for use in so-called “hearable devices.”
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