For those worried about the longevity of fuel tank labels, Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. (www.modroto.com) has a more enduring solution. The company can now provide custom fuel tanks with molded-in logos, warnings, illustrations, serial numbers, and other full-color designs. These polymer-based graphics become an integral part of the crosslinked polyethylene tanks during the rotational molding process—and they provide the same wall thickness and mechanical properties as the rest of the tank. Available in sizes up to 50 gallons, the tanks can serve in lawn-and-garden, marine, recreational, and construction applications.
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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