The Konica Minolta KM-1 is a sheetfed duplex B2-format digital inkjet press, using UV-cured inks. The

The Konica Minolta KM-1 is a sheetfed duplex B2-format digital inkjet press, using UV-cured inks. The company calls this the “first machine in the industrial inkjet heavy printing segment” and predicts it will match offset quality more closely than any other digital press to date.  The company has made toner-based digital colour presses since 2006. The KM-1 is its first sheetfed inkjet press and has been developed as a joint venture with Komori, which will sell it under its own name as the Impremia IS29.  UV-cured inks and cool LED lamps enable the press to handle a wide range of substrates including standard offset stocks or synthetics, with no need for special pre-coatings. It can also handle thicker cartonboard stocks up to 0.6mm as well as heavily textured or embossed papers.  Konica Minolta and Komori announced the press just prior to Drupa 2012 and a KM-1 prototype was demonstrated running at the show in Düsseldorf, then again at Ipex 2014 and Graph Expo 2015. It’s now in beta sites in Japan and the US with the first European beta going live at an unnamed site around now. The official launch is planned for Drupa 2016 at the end of May. The main target markets are packaging...

Using the Grabit robotic system’s electroadhesion technology, Nike is able to manufacture its shoe uppers 20

Using the Grabit robotic system’s electroadhesion technology, Nike is able to manufacture its shoe uppers 20 times faster than humans. Robots have been one of the hottest automation stories of the past few years. From the rise of collaborative robots and expanded integration of vision systems to the simplification of robot programming and control, robotic technologies—and the companies that supply them—are enjoying the benefits of industrial interest in the technology not seen since the automotive industry’s robotic boom of the 1980s. Despite the considerable advances made in robotic technologies over the past few decades, one area that has remained problematic is material handling. Certainly, there have been significant advances in various end of arm tooling (EOAT) components that can handle a variety of materials with ease. But the goal of meeting or exceeding the dexterity of the human hand still lies beyond the reach of most EOAT technologies. The difficulties that remain in robotic material handling applications do not, however, mean that significant advances aren’t continuing to be made. In fact, a recent announcement by robotics start-up Grabit shows that work in this are...

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This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. 3D scanning is enabling advances in medicine, science, history, education and manufacturing as it provides an innovative and unique approach to digitally capture a myriad of objects. Depending on the industry, these objects can range from animals’ prosthetics to million-year-old mummies to U.S. presidents and even cadavers. The global 3D scanning market is expected to be valued at USD 8.04 billion by 2025. As more industries, from education to healthcare, turn to 3D scanning technology, the use-cases for 3D scanning will continue to expand. With such an impactful technology, it’s important to understand its benefits, limitations, common uses and, ultimately, how to choose a 3D scanner. Professional handheld 3D scanners offer a wide range of benefits and, depending on what the scanner is being used for, it can save time and resources. Users of the technology have also found a special niche use for it in recreating designs and parts that may no longe...

The right lighting can lift your spirits and make you more relaxed and productive. Here’s how

The right lighting can lift your spirits and make you more relaxed and productive. Here’s how the pros do it. Any experienced designer will tell you that lighting is an essential ingredient when you’re decorating a room — not the afterthought that many of us consider it. If you’re tempted to spend more of your time picking out furnishings or puzzling over layouts, remember that lighting can completely transform a space — not just by brightening dark corners, but by affecting your emotions. “Light is a powerful thing,” said Theo Richardson, the director of development at Rich Brilliant Willing, the Brooklyn-based design studio known for its striking LED fixtures, which he founded with Charles Brill and Alexander Williams. “The right light lifts the mood, inspires productivity and motivates us. At home, light enlivens the little things — our morning routines, or the moments we spend with friends.” Most designers agree that you need more than one source of light in a room. Think layered illumination: Every room should have a mix of lighting, including overhead, accent and task lights. In the living room, for example, you might begin by hanging a decorative ceiling fixture near the ...

C&EN’s Global Top 50 chemical companies of 2014 | July 27, 2015 Issue

The collapse in the price of oil during the second half of the year was good news for European and Asian chemical companies, which enjoyed a reprieve from high raw material costs. But it was bad news for the Middle Eastern and U.S. firms that saw their usual advantage from using gas as a feedstock erode after their oil-based competitors cut chemical prices. The decline in oil prices shows up as a trend in this edition of C&EN’s Global Top 50, which measures the performance of the world’s largest chemical companies using their financial results for 2014. Combined sales for the Global Top 50 were $961.3 billion, a less than 1% decline from the $965.1 billion the group posted a year earlier. That’s consistent with declining selling prices for chemicals, although nothing like the 40 to 50% plunge in oil prices. Profits, on the other hand, rose. The 44 companies in the ranking that publicly report profits combined for $82.7 billion in operating income, a gain of 3.8% from the previous year. Profit margins increased to 9.6% from 9.3% a year ago. Although the overall changes were modest, this year’s Global Top 50 survey uncovered a lot of company-level volatility. By and large, pe...

Global Laundry Care Agent Market Data Analysis 2019-2025 : Procter & Gamble Co., Unilever PLC, Colgate-Palmolive Company

The global “Laundry Care Agent Market” report offers precise analytical information about the Laundry Care Agent market. The market experts and proficient analysts generate the information based on the past and current situation of Laundry Care Agent market, various factors affecting the growth trajectory, global sales, demand, total revenue generated, and capitalization of the market. Moreover, the report delivers a summarized assessment of the impact of federal policies and regulations on market operations. It also comprises detailed information pertaining to the Laundry Care Agent market’s current dynamics. The global Laundry Care Agent market acts as a huge platform that offers several opportunities for many reputed firms, organizations, manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers Procter & Gamble Co., Unilever PLC, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, Amway Corporation, Kao Corporation, S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., LG Household & Health Care Ltd., Golrang Industrial Group, Lion Corporation, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Alicorp S.A.A., Wings Corporation, Nice Group Co., Ltd., Whealthfields Lohmann Guangzhou Ltd., R...

Edc feathers have evolved and numbers multiplied in recent years people greater functional convergence finding in

Edc feathers have evolved and numbers multiplied in recent years people greater functional convergence finding in almost all his feature articles every day. Today feathers edc are capable of anything from transcendent spring like the brand take to stop a mugger in his she notes. Edc locking pin is to attract one of the last attention general both for its unique mechanical approach and its strength and durability. Then the best pens on the market locks appear today. Bolt, Nut, Thread Rod, Flat Washer, Spring Washer, Screw – Jiangyu,https://www.jiangyufastener.com/

10 Ethical Activewear and Sportswear Brands for Men

Ethical fashion is somewhat like an umbrella term that covers a range of issues such as working conditions, exploitation, fair trade, sustainable production, the environment, or animal welfare in relation to a fashion item, its design, production and retail. Ethical activewear generally refers to clothing designed for workouts or physical exercise, and (depending on the brand) may also be worn in other settings, such as at the workplace, or at other casual or social occasions hence ‘athleisure wear’. Most ethical fashion brands came into emergence with the increased demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly clothing; a demand mainly associated with women. However, with the growing awareness of environmental conservation and climate change concerns, men have also begun to opt for responsibly made clothes, instead of unethically made ones. We have covered ethical activewear for women so here’s one for the guys as we know there aren’t as many conscious brands on offer and they definitely need a little help on finding ethical labels that align with their conscious values. New Zealand-based global apparel brand Kathmandu is on our list of ethical activewear brands because t...

ABS Releases Marine and Offshore Cybersecurity Toolkit

The push for digitalization is driving the need for greater cyber protection across the marine and offshore value chain. As vessels, ports and facilities become more automated, connected and digital—and information technology (IT) converges with operational technology (OT) systems—operations are increasingly vulnerable to cyber risks and the uncertain threat of a cyber attack. Cyber risks in OT assets are linked to serious safety, financial and environmental consequences for mariners, offshore operators, regulators and the public. Trusted risk advisors to the global marine and offshore industries, ABS Group offers comprehensive cyber security risk management solutions, capabilities and training for protection, defense, detection and response. The optimal time to consider implementing a robust cyber security program is now. Explore ABS‘ Cyber Security Toolkit to learn more.  The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive. Trolley Case, Double Wheels Trolley Case, Carry-On Trolley Case – Hongyi,https://www.hongyibag.com/

Fibrinogen-like protein 2 controls sepsis catabasis by interacting with resolvin Dp5

The mechanisms that drive programmed resolution of inflammation remain elusive. Here, we report the temporal regulation of soluble (s) and transmembrane (m) fibrinogen-like protein 2 (Fgl2) during inflammation and show that both sFgl2 and mFgl2 correlate with the outcome. The expression and ectodomain shedding of Fgl2 are respectively promoted by miR-466l and metalloproteinases (ADAM10 and ADAM17) during inflammation resolution. Deficiency of Fgl2 enhances polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) infiltration but impairs macrophage (MΦ) maturation and phagocytosis and inhibits the production of n-3 docosapentaenoic acid–derived resolvin 5 (RvDp5). In contrast, administration of sFgl2 blunts PMN infiltration as well as promotes PMN apoptosis and RvDp5 biosynthesis. By activating ALX/FPR2, RvDp5 enhances sFgl2 secretion via ADAM17 and synergistically accelerates resolution of inflammation. These results uncover a previously unknown endogenous programmed mechanism by which Fgl2 regulates resolution of inflammation and shed new light on clinical sepsis treatments. The ideal outcome of acute inflammation is timely resolution to restore homeostasis, while persistent or uncontrolled stimuli ...

Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch) Review: More Than Just a New Keyboard

The 16-inch MacBook Pro has the keyboard Mac users have been waiting for, along with amazing speakers and long battery life. But it’s time to add more ports for pros. This is the MacBook Pro people have been hoping for. The 16-inch MacBook Pro ($2,399 to start; $3,899 as tested) has brought back the scissor switch keyboard. That may be enough for some, but it also boasts the most impressive audio we’ve seen in a laptop, long battery life and powerful productivity performance. There is more that we’d like to see Apple address, like a lack of ports, but if macOS is what you want and power is what you need, this is the MacBook Pro that creatives have long been awaiting.  The MacBook Pro’s overall design hasn’t changed very much. It’s a silver, aluminum rectangle, but it’s bigger than the 15-inch model of yesteryear. Ours came in space gray, but Apple also sells it in silver. There’s a reflective Apple logo on the lid, but it’s otherwise spartan. The design is a few years old, but it’s still classy and understated, albeit it very minimalist. The changes are more evident when you lift the lid. The 16-inch, 3072 x 1920 display features True Tone technology, which is supposed to automa...

Ecilya Wright, 11, is the Our Little Miss regional queen and is raising funds to compete

Ecilya Wright, 11, is the Our Little Miss regional queen and is raising funds to compete at the world pageant in Texas.  Wright receives her purple sash after winning the pageant in Casper recently. She also was given a tiara and scepter. Ecilya Wright, 11, is the Our Little Miss regional queen and is raising funds to compete at the world pageant in Texas.  Wright receives her purple sash after winning the pageant in Casper recently. She also was given a tiara and scepter. Prior to winning her first pageant – Wyoming’s Our Little Miss – Wright, 11, had never done a beauty pageant. She expressed a love of sports, fishing, the outdoors and a general distaste over having her hair done. Her mother Barbara entered her photo in a Our Little Miss contest and Wright won, advancing her to the Cody preliminaries where she won again. She then got the chance to compete at the state level in Casper for a chance to become reigning regional queen. Before this, her grandmother, who used to be a judge for Our Little Miss, prepped her on all things beauty pageant. “Grandma Pat was here; she was a hoot,” Wright said. “She flew in from California and taught me everything: table etiquette, how to s...

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