The company's online industrial exhibition portal now has seven times as much content as it had before. In the past eight months alone, more than 2,000 new exhibitors worldwide have joined the portal. Right now, there are 5,500 manufacturers showing more than 70,000 products through the site, offering over 300,000 pages. The site's basic setup has remained the same, with the same product-focused search system and the same emphasis on images and logos to assist navigation as the site has always had.
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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