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.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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