A new formulation technology from M.A. Hanna Color combines laser marking with a super phosphorescence additive science. The proprietary system will enable automakers to design low-cost alternatives to back-lit or illuminated control and instrument panels. In addition, say company researchers, the system allows easy marking for components that traditionally have been difficult to illuminate. Hanna FX Nite Brite requires a minimum ambient light exposure to obtain 10 hrs of high-quality illumination. With the addition of a custom colorant into the base resin of a plastic component, the finished molded part can be laser marked with FastMARK(TM) laser marking. M.A. Hanna Co.: Product Code 4225
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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