The Fluid Controls Institute has released the new FCI Standard 99-2, Regulator Capacity, which spells out guidelines for establishing and reporting regulator capacities for use by manufacturers, users, specifiers, and approval bodies. The goal, says FCI, is to promote consistent presentation of regulator capacities across the industry. For more information on this standard and other standards published by the Fluid Controls Institute, go to www.fluidcontrolsinstitute.org.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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