The VGRD Series of round grips and the VG Series of rectangular grips are used in applications such as ball-valve handle covers, insulators, tubing end protectors, and grips for tools. The VGRD Series is offered in sizes ranging from 0.687-inch up to 2- inches I.D. and is manufactured in both a standard vinyl PVC material or textured PVC material. The VGN Series of nubbed grips, also manufactured in both a standard vinyl PVC material to textured PVC material, is for applications requiring a uniform finger grasp. The VGN Series is available in sizes from 0.723-to 0.965-inch I.D.
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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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