A recently opened exhibit at Walt Disney World aims to give guests a hands-on understanding of plastics. Sponsored by The Society of the Plastics Industry and anchored by society members DuPont and GE Advanced Materials, Fantastic Plastics Works seeks to improve the public's appreciation of plastics and to encourage young people to consider a career in plastics. Visit www.plasticsworks.com for more information.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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