Interesting story, Ann. I'm assuming that these new pressure sensitive adhesives not only do a good job of sticking to the skin, but also go a long way in pain-free removal. Funny timing given that I just had a conversation with my 14-year son asking me to get some sort of special bandage that will stick to his skin, but won't hurt coming off to to dress the wounds he got from a recent longboard accident. Too bad the technology wasn't commercialized and already available in the local drug store!
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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