GLS Corp.'s Thermoplastic Elastomers Division has revamped its website (www.glscorp.com), adding new elastomer design tools as well as information on market trends. The site now includes a tool kit with suggestions on mold and part design, as well as a "develop your own TPE" section, in which engineers can begin the process of tailoring a material formulation to specific application requirements.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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