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.
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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