Alen Corp.’s green AirMD air purifier is certified lead-free, ozone safe and Energy Star qualified by both the EPA and the U.S. Dept. of Energy. “We are offering the first green lead-free air purifier in the United States that is Energy Star qualified,” says Peter Mann, CEO of Alen Corp. “Energy Star rated products — such as the AirMD — can save about a third on energy bills with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions.” The AirMD weighs 17 lb and stands 2 ft high. It has a power consumption of 55W that runs a four-speed motor and a UV lamp that is designed to last three to five years.
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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