Here's a new DVD that's eco-friendly. CD Digital Card of Rancho Cucamonga, CA has produced a new optical disc, the Flex DVD, that is lightweight, flexible and uses only half the polycarbonate chemicals of a standard DVD-5. While the Flex DVD has the standard capacity and playability features as a traditional DVD-5, it is light enough and flexible enough to drive down postal costs, while reducing damage through the postal process. The company also notes that the thin, flexible construction makes printing, binding and publishing less expensive.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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