Spirol Corp.'s Ascutney Metal Products (Windsor, VT) has enhanced its ability to turn out small runs of precision inserts, nuts, and threaded products with the addition of new Swiss CNC machines. The new equipment targets precision products needing runs of 5,000 pieces or less. To find out more, visit www.spirol.com.
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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