The Kelch Division of Bemis Manufacturing Co. has opened a 1,600 ft2 product development and testing lab to aid in the development of fuel containment products such as tanks, caps, and gauges. The lab contains systems that target the development of products that come in contact with fuel. These include a proprietary system that indicates when environmental stress cracks appear. Kelch plans to use its product development lab to help OEMs meet proposed and pending standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB). Visit www.kelch.com for more information.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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