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.
Parallax Inc. is known for developing the Basic Stamp microcontroller development board and educational accessory kits. In addition to developing a user-friendly educational platform to learn about 8-bit microcontrollers and software programming, it created a multicore 32-bit chip called the Propeller.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
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