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.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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