Advanced Polymer Alloys has developed a clear grade of its Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber (MPR). Called Alcryn MPR 2060CL, the new material adds clarity to the MPR's well-known resistance to flex fatigue, chemical resistance, and ability to bond to flexible PVC. The clear grade is currently available in a 60 Shore A durometer. Anticipated applications include watchbands, computer and electronic devices, bicycles, skateboards, toys, and more. For more info, go to www.apainfo.com.
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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