EOS GmbH, a German manufacturer of laser sintering machines, has chalked up its first system installation in the North American market. Synergeering SLS LLC (Farmington Hills, MI) has installed the EOSINT P 700, which produces plastic prototypes and features the largest build envelop for this type of machine at 27.5 x 15 x 22.8 inches. Another EOS machine, this one for metals, will soon follow suit. The company has announced that Morris Technologies (Cincinnati, OH) has just ordered one of EOS' Direct Metal Laser Sintering machines. For more information, visit www.eos.info.
The implementation of a new diesel fuel standard in the US has considerably improved the environmental performance of diesel vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the new ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel has combined with other improved technologies to reduce diesel's particulate matter (PM) emissions by 99%.
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