Terrapin G coating uses tiny nanomaterial particulates in a thin, flexible coating that is transparent but durable. Terrapin G has a pencil hardness of 3H on the JIS 9401 test and 4H on the ASTM D3363 test, both on polyester film substrate and HB pencil hardness on either test on polycarbonate. Tekra's tests also showed 20 percent better abrasion resistance. Terrapin G is designed for PDA and cell phone lenses, and other high-use opto-electronic applications like signature verification windows, LCDs and OLEDs. This coating also resists common household and industrial cleaning chemicals, as well as oils and food products. It also adheres to sputter-coated metals and oxides. It is available in polyester web widths up to 60 inches in 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 7- and 10-mil thicknesses, and polycarbonate web widths up to 48 inches and thicknesses of 7-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25- and 30-mil.
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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