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 company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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