Carpenter Technology Corporation has enhanced its online technical information database. The enhancement includes an improved interface and improved search functions. Launched in November 2000, the database allows users to search for and compare data on hundreds of Carpenter's specialty alloys. To date, more than 27,000 users have registered for the free database. With the upgrade, they will be able to edit and save searches, save personal lists of the alloys they use, sort data easily, view information on new alloys, and e-mail datasheets.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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