RTP Company has developed high-flowing conductive polypropylene compounds for thin-wall injection molding. These materials have typical melt flows of 20 gm/10 min, versus from 1 to 3 gm/10 min with earlier compounds. Typical electrical properties for the new high-flow grades are a surface resistivity of 104 O/sq and a volume resistivity of less than 25 O/cm. For more info visit www.rtpcompany.com.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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