Advanced Elastomer Systems L.P. (AES), a producer of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) has launched a web site to help engineers find elastomer products for specific applications. At www.aestpe.com you can find specific applications highlighted, including ap-pliances, auto, electrical, medical, tools, and more. A comprehensive library of case histories and a link to the University of Akron polymer information pages can also be found on the site.
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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