THERMX(reg) LCP MN001 chemical- and steam-resistant polyester is for injection molding medical devices. The material is an unmodified version of the copolymer the company produces for electronic circuit-board applications. Applications include use in surgical staplers, catheter tubing, tubing for optical fibers and long shaft devices, sheaths for electric cauterizing tools, and internal components for needle-free syringes. The polyester features a heat- deflection temperature of 269C. The material is extruded at barrel temperatures of 324C and mold temperatures of 121C.
Eastman Chemical Co., Box 431, Kingsport, TN 37662.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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