Star Thermoplastics Division of
Star Alloys & Rubbers Inc.'s StarGrip-X 5000 series is a TPE line formulated
for applications needing enhanced grip and improved feel. The new grades can be
injection molded or extruded into thick or thin parts. Suggested applications
include athletic products grips, kitchen and garden utensil handles, toolbox
and luggage handles, power tool handles and grips, and sheets for special
grades and samples are available, and can be custom formulated for any special
need. This includes grades in hardnesses ranging from Shore A 30 to 70, in
black, natural or custom colors and with different specific gravities to
achieve the ideal surface look, finish and feel. Applications include athletic
products grips, kitchen and garden utensil handles, toolbox and luggage
handles, power tool handles and grips, and sheets for special products.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.