Yokohama Tire Corp., a division of Yokohama Rubber Co. (YRC) of Fullerton, CA, has launched Eco Treadsetters (ecotreadsetters.com), an online environmental social network that offers daily green news and forums. The site also features how-to guides on green initiatives and interviews with musicians interested in green issues. Visitors can create personal profiles that can include videos, photos and written descriptions pertaining to eco-friendly projects. “Our goal is to create an entertaining, newsy, socially relevant site, says YRC President Tadanobu Nagumo.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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