News Article | May 22, 2017
Dead Sea, Jordan, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa has taken place at the Dead Sea in Jordan over the last three days. With the full support and presence of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, this year marks the Forum’s ninth meeting in Jordan and the 16th meeting in the region. More than 1,200 business and political leaders and representatives from civil society, international organizations, youth and the media from over 60 countries participated under the theme, Enabling a Generational Transformation. · The World Economic Forum and the International Finance Corporation brought 100 Arab start-ups together at the Dead Sea to pave the way for economic and political reforms necessary to enable regional entrepreneurs to thrive. Most of the 100 are building their business models, products and services on new technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and satellite technology – pioneering a generational transformation in the Middle East and North Africa – while closing region-specific gaps in products and services. · Representing the next generation, H.R.H. Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan opened the meeting with a declaration of his generation’s commitment to innovation and change. Underlining the meeting’s theme, Enabling a Generational Transformation, the prince said the next generation is embracing new technologies that are leading to new ways to connect, learn and work, and can be a powerful tool in the fight against terrorism. · A new report, Future of Jobs and Skills in MENA: Preparing the Region for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, finds that few MENA economies are fully prepared for the impending disruption to jobs and skills brought about by technological change. The report aims to serve as a practical guide for business, government, civil society and education leaders. It also calls on the region’s leaders to urgently address the reforms needed to ensure the youth of MENA can harness the new opportunities coming their way. · The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan became the 36th member of the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP), a multistakeholder platform promoting blended finance to unlock financing for sustainable infrastructure projects in developing countries. The first meeting of the SDIP MENA Hub brought together a core group of regional institutions to promote greater financing of projects throughout the region. · An Open Forum was held in the region for the first time, with the session in Amman giving students, entrepreneurs and the general public an opportunity to discuss the role of innovation in shaping a better future. The Open Forum was held in partnership with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development and supports Jordan’s efforts to anticipate and mitigate its many challenges with the help of its youthful population. · The Forum’s New Vision for Arab Employment (NVAE) achieved commitments to provide employability skills training to a total of 250,000 people in the region. A new target of 1 million by 2018 has been agreed by the community. The NVAE community also agreed to test education, training and labour ecosystem reform in one pilot country before scaling in the region. · Women, who often have higher levels of education than men, are not being adequately integrated in the regional labour market. To advance economic gender parity in the region, several countries have begun dialogue to apply the Forum’s Gender Parity Task Force model of coordinated public-private action. · The World Economic Forum and the Government of Jordan jointly launched the Jordan Internet for All project. The project will focus on encouraging more robust internet use in Jordan through e-government services, Arabic language content, and an emphasis on bringing women and girls online. There will also be a special focus on ensuring that refugees are able to use the internet to facilitate their integration into society. Internet for All is supported by major Jordanian telecommunications operators, global technology companies, international organizations such as the UNHCR and non-profit organizations such as Digital Opportunity Trust. · The Centre for Economic Growth, INSEAD and Google released the MENA Talent Competitiveness Index Diversifying the economy, reducing public intervention in the markets, providing opportunities to young people and improving the innovation ecosystem are the key challenges that the region will face in the coming years. They will be the subject of further research that will be conducted jointly with the World Bank Group in the preparation of the Arab World Competitiveness Report 2017.
News Article | May 26, 2017
Opportunities in Polymer and Plastic 3D Printing - 2017 is the third generation of the world's most comprehensive analysis of polymer 3D printing technology. In this new edition, market analysis is segmented by print technology market as each major polymer print process settles into its own roles and established applications, our analysis has deepened to the specifics of each driving print technology and associated materials. Over the last two years, the polymer 3D printing industry has been in a state of tumultuousness marked by dozens of new competitors entering the market, partnerships for development of materials, and development of new print technologies. All of these and more have combined to create a whirlwind market that, in spite of so much activity and investment, has struggled to maintain its growth pace from 2012 through 2014 as customers have backed off purchasing in the traditional segments while adopting a 'wait and see' strategy. The demand for additive manufacturing in general has perhaps never been higher, but challenges associated with such rapid evolution in polymer and plastic 3D printing have suppressed growth in the face of historic interest in 3D printing at a professional level. As the global chemical and polymer suppliers of the manufacturing world move into position to exert more influence over the increasingly integrated 3D printing industry, market change appears imminent. Meanwhile, the commercialization of disruptive new print technologies such as those from Carbon, HP, Rize, and more all ensure 2017 will be a pivotal year. Utilizing purpose-built proprietary 3D printing market models, the report is able to present detailed market forecast data on thermoplastic filaments, powders, photopolymers, composites, and more utilized in popular print technologies of material extrusion (FDM, FFF), polymer powder bed fusion (SLS, Multi Jet Fusion), photopolymerization (SLA, DLP, CLIP), binder jetting, and more. All available materials for primary polymer print technologies are analyzed and forecasted, including market revenues as well as material shipments, by industry and geography, over the next decade. Therefore, the report believes that Opportunities in Polymer and Plastic 3D Printing - 2017 will provide exceptional value to business development professionals and internal market strategy teams for the global chemical and polymer industries, as well as polymer 3D printer manufacturers, print service providers, and developers of polymer 3D printing manufacturing solutions. Key Topics Covered: Chapter One: Review of Current Market Trends and Dynamics in Polymer 3D Printing 1.1 Segmenting the Polymer 3D Printing Market: Specialized Processes versus Manufacturing Processes 1.1.1 Material Extrusion - A Flexible and Cost Effective Process for Low- to Medium- Volume Manufacturing 1.1.2 Polymer Powder Bed Fusion - A Highly Scalable Process for Volume Manufacturing and High-Performance Parts 1.1.3 Photopolymerization - A Multifunctional Process for Mass Customization 1.1.4 Material Jetting - A Specialized Process for High-Value Multifunctional Output 1.1.5 Binder Jetting - A Specialized Process for High Volume, Large Models 1.2 Polymer 3D Printing Market in Period of Transition Through 2017 1.2.1 Ongoing Influence of Low-Cost 3D Printers in the Polymer Printing Segment 1.3 Analysis of Growth Drivers and Emerging Dynamics in Polymer Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing 1.3.1 Markets Demand Greater Strides in Open Architecture for Professional and Industrial Polymer 3D Printers 1.3.2 Global Polymer and Chemical Providers Will Take Center Stage in Polymer 3D Printing by 2019 1.3.3 Current Go-to-Market Strategies for Polymer Print Material Developers 18.104.22.168 Development of Branded Third-Party Product Lines for Direct Sales to End Users 22.214.171.124 Sale of Feedstock or Private Label Materials to 3D OEMs or Third-Party Material Compounders and Developers 1.3.4 Market Growth Scenarios, 2017 through 2019 1.4 Major Adopters of Polymer 3D Printing Technology by Industry - Trends and Future Growth Drivers 1.4.1 Polymer 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry - Leading in Potential for Volume Manufacturing and Prototyping 1.4.2 Medical 3D Printing a Short-Term Driver for Current Polymer Printing 1.4.3 3D Printing Increasingly Disruptive in Dentistry as a Digital Production Tool 1.4.4 Aerospace Industry Rallying Around Polymer 3D Printing for Strategic Manufacturing Solution in Aircraft Interiors 1.4.5 Balancing Expectations for Polymer 3D Printing in the Jewelry Industry Versus Direct Metal AM Production 1.5 2016 Market in Review - Setting the Stage for a Global Manufacturing Revolution? 1.5.1 Major Hardware Market Competitive Shakeup - Hewlett Packard, Carbon, Farsoon, and Prodways 1.5.2 Global Polymer and Chemical Companies Make Significant Commitments to 3D Printing in 2016/2017 1.5.3 Cincinnati Inc., Stratasys, Others Look to Revolutionize the Value Propositions of Existing Processes Through New Vision 1.6 Summary of Ten-Year Forecasts for Polymer 3D Printing Materials Chapter Two: Opportunities for Polymer 3D Printing Hardware and Materials in Material Extrusion Technology 2.1 Global Material Extrusion Market Metrics and Landscape 2.2 Characterizing the Material Extrusion Process 2.3 Influential Applications and Major Markets for Material Extrusion 3D Printing 2.4 Opportunities in Print Materials and Polymers in Material Extrusion 2.4.1 Established Thermoplastics for Material Extrusion 126.96.36.199 Nylon/Polyamide 188.8.131.52 ABS 184.108.40.206 Other Amorphous Thermoplastics - Polycarbonate, ASA, and TPU 2.4.2 Emerging Thermoplastic Material Opportunities in Material Extrusion 220.127.116.11 Opportunities in Amorphous Thermoplastics - PVC and PEI 18.104.22.168 Opportunities in Semicrystalline Thermoplastics - PAEK Polymers, Polyethylene, and Polypropylene 22.214.171.124 Thermoplastic Composites Utilizing Material Extrusion 2.5 Major Players and Influencers in the Material Extrusion Segment - Materials and Hardware 2.5.1 Stratasys 2.5.2 TierTime 2.5.3 Arburg 2.5.3 Bolson Materials/Argyle Materials 2.5.4 taulman3D 2.5.5 SABIC 2.5.6 Cincinnati Incorporated Chapter Three: Opportunities for Polymer 3D Printing Hardware and Materials in Powder Bed Fusion Technology 3.1 Global Powder Bed Fusion Market Metrics and Landscape 3.2 Characterizing Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Technology 3.3 Influential Applications and Major Markets for Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing 3.4 Opportunities in Print Materials and Polymers in Powder Bed Fusion 3.4.1 Established Powder Bed Fusion Thermoplastics and Polymers 126.96.36.199 Neat Polyamides and Composite Polyamide Materials (Nylons) 188.8.131.52 PEEK and PEKK 184.108.40.206 Polystyrene 3.4.2 Emerging Opportunities in Thermoplastics and Polymers for Powder Bed Fusion 220.127.116.11 TPU and Elastomeric Polymers 18.104.22.168 Semicrystalline Polymers - Polypropylene and Polyethylene, and High-Performance Semicrystalline Thermoplastics 22.214.171.124 Ceramics and Sand Processing Using Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Systems 3.5 Major Players and Influencers in the Powder Bed Fusion Segment - Materials and Hardware 3.5.1 3D Systems 3.5.2 EOS 3.5.3 Evonik 3.5.4 Arkema 3.5.5 Prodways and Farsoon (including ExcelTec) 3.5.6 Solvay 3.5.7 Oxford Performance Materials 3.5.8 CRP Technologies 3.5.9 BASF 3.5.10 Lehmann & Voss 3.5.11 Xaar/voxeljet Chapter Four: Opportunities for Polymer 3D Printing Hardware and Materials in Photopolymerization and Material Jetting Technologies 4.1 Global Photopolymer 3D Printing Market Metrics and Landscape 4.1.1 Photopolymerization 4.1.2 Material Jetting 4.2 Photopolymerization Methods versus Material Jetting 4.3 Influential Applications and Major Markets for Photopolymer-Based 3D Printing 4.4 Opportunities in Print Materials and Polymers for Photopolymer Printing 4.4.1 Current Photopolymer Materials for Printing in Photopolymerization and Material Jetting Technologies 4.4.2 Development of Specialized Photopolymerization and Jetting Print Technologies for Printing in Established Polymer Materials 4.4.3 Development of Resins for Manufacturing Applications in End-Use Parts 4.5 Major Players and Influencers in the Photopolymer 3D Printing Segment - Materials and Hardware 4.5.1 3D Systems 4.5.2 EnvisionTEC 4.5.3 DSM Somos (Royal DSM) 4.5.4 Sartomer (Arkema) 4.5.5 DeltaMed and Prodways 4.5.6 Henkel 4.5.7 Carbon Chapter Five: Opportunities for Polymer 3D Printing Hardware and Materials in Other and Emerging Print Technologies 5.1 Binder Jetting with Polymers - Is Polymer Binder Jetting Viable for the Future? 5.1.1 Process Characteristics and Marketplace for Polymer Binder Jetting Technology 5.1.2 Available and Future Materials for Polymer Binder Jetting 5.1.3 Notable Players for Polymer Binder Jetting and Future Outlook 126.96.36.199 Future Outlook for Binder Jetting 5.2 Lamination Based Processes - New Life in 2017 through Composite Processing 5.2.1 EnvisionTEC SLCOM1 Thermoplastic Composite 3D Printer 5.2.2 Future of Lamination-Based 3D Printing Processes 5.3 Specialized and Emerging Polymer 3D Printing Processes - Bringing Further Potential Disruption 5.3.1 Creating Enhanced 3D Printing Processes Through Hybridization Chapter Six: Ten-Year Market Forecasts for Polymer and Plastic 3D Printing 6.1 Methodologies and Assumptions 6.2 Presentation of Key Market Metrics 6.3 Material Extrusion Market Data 6.4 Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Market Data 6.5 Photopolymer 3D Printing Technology Market Data 6.6 Binder Jetting Market Data 6.7 Industry Market Data For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rkgv69/opportunities_in Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-polymer-and-plastic-3d-printing-opportunity-analysis-and-ten-year-forecasts-2017-2027---research-and-markets-300464103.html
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Optometry and Vision Science | Year: 2016
PURPOSE: Most studies have reported only minimal reductions in myopia progression with bifocal or progressive multifocal spectacles, although somewhat larger, although mostly still clinically insignificant, effects have been reported in children with nearpoint esophoria and/or accommodative dysfunctions. The CONTROL study was a 1-year, prospective, randomized, clinical trial of bifocal contact lenses for control of myopia in children with eso fixation disparities at near. METHODS: Eighty-six myopic subjects, aged 8 to 18 years, were enrolled in the study after passing the screening examination. Of these, 79 completed lens assignment and 78 completed the study. The mean refractive error of these 79 subjects was −2.69 ± 1.40D (SD), and all had progressed by −0.50D or more since their last examination. All subjects also had eso fixation disparity at near. Subjects were randomly assigned to wear either Vistakon Acuvue 2 (single-vision soft contact lenses [SVSCLs]) or Vistakon Acuvue Bifocal (bifocal soft contact lenses [BFSCLs]). Bifocal adds were selected to neutralize the associated phoria. Treatment outcomes included cycloplegic autorefraction and axial length, assessed in terms of changes after 6 and 12 months of treatment from pretreatment baseline values. RESULTS: The BFSCLs significantly slowed myopia progression, with statistically significant differences between the treatment groups after 6 months. After 12 months of treatment, the SVSCL group had progressed by −0.79 ± 0.43D compared with −0.22 ± 0.34D for the BFSCL group (cycloplegic objective spherical equivalent, average of two eyes). Corresponding axial length changes were 0.24 ± 0.17 mm and 0.05 ± 0.14 mm, respectively. All of these differences were found to be statistically significant (unpaired t-tests, p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The distance center bifocal contact lenses tested in this study achieved greater control over myopia progression and axial elongation (>70%) compared with most published results with multifocal spectacles. Further studies are warranted to identify the critical factors and mechanisms underlying this myopia control effect. © 2016 American Academy of Optometry
New Vision | Date: 2010-04-14
A method of playing a succession of poker-type games that has a two-card, revealed, starter hand and a plurality of sets of five unrevealed community cards. The starter hand remains the same for all games of the succession of games. In each game a player wagers on one or more sets of community cards, after which the community cards are revealed. The starter hand is combined with each set of community cards to form complete hands. The player is paid a payout amount if a complete hand that has been wagered on is found in a pay table or is better than the other hands by a predetermined criteria. Optionally, the player is required to wager on all of the sets of community cards. Optionally, the game is played after the occurrence of a triggering event in another game.
New Vision | Date: 2011-10-07
A method of playing a succession of poker-type games that has a plurality of two-card, revealed, starter hands and five unrevealed community cards. The starter hands remain the same for all games of the succession of games. In each game a player wagers on one or more starter hands, after which the community cards are revealed. Each starter hand is combined with all of the community cards to form complete hands. The player is paid a payout amount if a complete hand that has been wagered on is found in the pay table that corresponds to the hand. Optionally, there are multiple sets of community cards. Optionally, the player is required to wager on all of the starter hands. Optionally, the game is played after the occurrence of a triggering event in another game.
New Vision | Date: 2015-11-04
A system for training an athlete by using a light array to aid in focusing the athletes eyes on a target is provided. The system includes a light assembly positioned proximal to a basketball rim. The system further includes a tracking module configured for determining a shot position relative to the basketball rim, and a control module in communication with the tracking module and configured for illuminating a portion of the light assembly that faces the shot position.
New Vision | Date: 2010-01-19
A method of playing a succession of poker-type games that has a plurality of two-card, revealed, starter hands and five unrevealed community cards. The starter hands remain the same for all games of the succession of game. In each game a player wagers on one or more starter hands, after which the community cards are revealed. Each starter hand is combined with all of the community cards to form complete hands. The player is paid a payout amount if a complete hand that has been wagered on is found in the pay table that corresponds to the hand. Optionally, there are multiple sets of community cards. Optionally, the player is required to wager on all of the starter hands. Optionally, the game is played after the occurrence of a triggering event in another game.
New Vision | Date: 2013-08-07
A Metal Oxide Thin Film Transistor (MOTFT) and a preparation method thereof are provided. The preparation method includes the following steps in turn: Step a: a metal conductive layer is prepared and patterned as a gate on a substrate; Step b: a first insulating thin film is deposited as a gate insulating layer on the metal conductive layer; Step c: a metal oxide thin film is deposited and patterned as an active layer on the gate insulating layer; Step d: an organic conductive thin film is deposited as a back channel etch protective layer on the active layer; Step e: a metal layer is deposited on the back channel etch protective layer and then patterned as pattern of a source electrode and a drain electrode; Step f: a second insulating thin film is deposited as a passivation layer on the source electrode and the drain electrode.
New Vision | Date: 2013-07-31
A motorized closure assembly is provided that includes an opening frame configured to fit around the opening; a substantially rectangular closure slab having a closure slab frame configured to surround the substantially rectangular closure slab and sealingly fit within the opening frame; and a motorized driver, wherein the motorized driver is entirely embedded within the closure slab frame or within a combination of the closure slab frame and the opening frame, the motorized driver configured to slidably move the slab between an open position and a closed position.
New Vision | Date: 2012-08-20
The disclosure is directed to motorized closure assembly, comprising: an opening frame configured to fit around the opening; a substantially rectangular closure slab having a closure slab frame configured to surround the substantially rectangular closure slab and sealingly fit within the opening frame; and a motorized driver, wherein the motorized driver is entirely embedded within the closure slab frame or within a combination of the closure slab frame and the opening frame, the motorized driver configured to slidably move the slab between an open position and a closed position.