The 2004 (6-Month) U.S. Foreign Trade Data is now available on the NFPA website (www.nfpa.com). Also available are historical reports on fluid power products. The study highlights Canada's lead over all other countries in importing U.S. bulk hose and assemblies, plastics ($12 million) and in importing U.S. hydraulic and pneumatic power engines and motors ($5.2 million).
The FDA has just released draft guidelines for using 3D printing in the design, development, and manufacture of regulated medical products. Although the recommendations are non-binding, they do set some much-needed parameters.
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