Water-based coating for glassware incorporates dyes developed for solvents. The high level of solids in the product, which can be used in spraying and dipping processes, achieves coverage levels of between 500 and 625 sq ft/gal. The formula allows painted items to be handled six minutes after spraying in ambient temperatures, depending on humidity, with no forced-air circulation. When placed in an infrared oven at 125F, coated items dried in two minutes.
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As manufacturers add new technologies to their products, designing for compliance becomes more difficult. Prepare for the certification testing process. Otherwise, you increase the risk of discovering a safety issue after a product leaves the assembly line. That will cause significant time-to-market delays, be much costlier to fix, and damage your brand in the eyes of customers.
Stratasys will be exhibiting two groundbreaking large-scale additive manufacturing technologies, as well as other new products, next month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
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