This seal has already been in use in ball valves, valve seats, valve body/bonnet seals, butterfly valve seats, down-hole tools, cryogenic swivel seals and other sub-sea equipment used in oil and gas exploration and production. Now, the seal's Fluoroloy materials have passed qualifications for NORSOK M710. Materials were aged and subjected to high percentages of hydrogen sulphide(15 to 20 percent H2S for the Kashagan Field Development) and high temperatures.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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