Keller Products Inc., a supplier of extruded plastic profiles, has developed a family of polymers that glows brightly in the dark, providing light for more than eight hours. These KelBrite plastics can be formulated for flexible or rigid profiles. And they can be co-extruded with other plastics or supplied with adhesive or hook-and-eye backings. Available in green and blue, KelBrite is activated by either artificial light or sunlight. Applications include lifesaving devices, camping and hiking equipment, toys, home assistance products, clothing and footwear, safety devices, and military applications. For more info about Keller Products Inc., visit www.kellerproducts.com.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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