Premier Material Concepts (PMC), a maker of TPE, ABS, HIPS, PP, and acrylic sheet materials for thermoforming and other applications has introduced a new line of UV-resistant sheets and rolls suitable for a variety of outdoor applications. The company's PremierKote™ materials provide protection from UV degradation via coextrusion over a variety of polymer sheet substrates. For more information, go to www.buypmc.com.
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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