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.
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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