Internet Update 14453Internet Update
May 1, 2001
Polymer Molding Site Launched
A new Web site offers information on polyurethane reaction injection molding (RIM). Located at http://www.rimmolding.com, the site enables product design and development personnel to learn more about RIM technology. RIM is suitable for the production of strong, lightweight parts; molding complex curves and geometries; and encapsulating metal parts. The site features resource material for both newcomers to the molding process experienced users. It also includes RIM innovations in formulas and applications and Bayer product data. A tech support page provides design engineering and materials characterization assistance. Recycling information including technical papers and lists of available technologies are also offered.
Touch Monitors Available On-Line
A company that designs and manufactures touch monitors recently expanded its Web site with an improved interface, simplified navigation tools, and integration of e-commerce services. The site is located at http://www.elotouchexpress.com and provides registered users with information on existing accounts and on Elo products. New users can apply for credit terms and reseller discounts by clicking through on-line forms. Interactive account services include balance, credit limit, and outstanding invoice information; order status, including shipment tracking; part number and product descriptions; and on-line forms to request a touch monitor demo program, price quote, or return authorization number. Users can select from a range of CRT and LCD touch monitors and pay for them in a familiar e-commerce fashion. By searching through product data, part numbers, and product drawings, users can choose from a variety of form factors and technologies.
Software Enables On-Line Graph Viewing
Scientific graphing software enables users to publish graphs and charts as high-resolution interactive Web objects. SigmaPlot 2001 allows graphs to be posted on a Web site or Intranet page as objects instead of regular gif or jpeg files. Anyone can zoom, pan, or print the image at full resolution directly from a Web browser window. Optional security settings restrict data access to authorized users. The WebViewer, a free Internet Explorer plug-in, is automatically downloaded when the browser encounters a SigmaPlot 2001 graph. A live demonstration of the software is available at http://www.spssscience.com/viewer. Additional features include area plots that allow researchers to shade areas below or between curves, a graph style gallery that can save templates of favorite graphs for reuse, an equation solver for functions containing a single independent variable and a number of parameters, and a true-color EPS exporter.
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