Lumileds (San Jose, CA) is supplying 460-nm (blue) LED light sources for curing dental filling polymers. Rather than conventional halogen lamps, which need to be filtered and produce high heat with short lifespans, the LEDs enable small, easily positioned hand pieces. The cool beam is safer to handle and, when turned on, is immediately at full illumination.
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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