New polyetheretherketone (PEEK) stock shapes from Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products combine custom color capabilities with PEEK's top-notch properties—including chemical and stress-crack resistance at elevated temperatures and high mechanical strength. Made from Ketron PEEK GF30, a 30% glass-filled material, the new stock shapes are suitable for medical parts that require tight tolerance machining and repeated sterilizations. In laboratory trials, Ketron® PEEK GF30 did not degrade after more than 250 autoclave cycles. Learn more at the website www.quadrantepp.com.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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