What's the number one reason that Design News readers go the Internet, other than for work? According to a recent Design News study (May 2003), it's to seek information on hobbies. Nearly half (46%) of the respondents reported that they look for information on everything from antique cars to auto racing, to ham radios. The second most popular reason they go to the web is to participate in Internet auctions.
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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