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.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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