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.
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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