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.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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