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
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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