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.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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