New CEO Announced at Dapra Corp.

Dapra Corp., which supplies the metalworking industry with cutting tools, workholding and positioning equipment, and part marking equipment, has a new CEO: Linda Pilvelis, who had been the company’s chief financial officer since 1991. She succeeds Tom Watson, who will continue as a member of Dapra’s board of directors.

During the past 29 years, Pilvelis has been actively involved in every aspect of the Dapra business. She was appointed to the board in 1989 and has been directly involved in the management of all aspects of Dapra’s business since 1997.

Pilvelis leads a management team that includes Richard Pentz, vice president, business development; Michael Bitner, product manager, cutting tool and workholding/positioning products; and Chris Davis, vice president of Dapra Marking Systems, a division of Dapra Corp. that specializes in direct part marking, reading and verification solutions.

During the past 21 years, Pentz has been actively involved in cutting tools sales—most recently as general manager of Dapra Marking Systems until his appointment as vice president, business development. He is an advisory director of the company.

Bitner’s product manager position combines product development, technical support and sales management. He has 15 years of experience in the mold and die industry. He, too, is an advisory director of the company.

Davis is a recent addition to the Dapra team. He has 25 years of sales, sales management and general management experience in several technology-based companies.

Dapra was founded 50 years ago and is a supplier of cutting tools, permanent part-marking solutions, workholding/positioning equipment and Biax scrapers and air tools.

Winners in Design Award Announced by VDID, DSM Somos

Last fall’s EuroMold 2002 trade fair in Germany was the occasion to announce the winners in the professional designer and student categories of the 2002 ProtoFunctional® Design Competition. Sponsored jointly by the Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID) and prototyping materials specialist DSM Somos®, the international contest attracted interest and entries from around the globe to compete under the theme Alleskönner (Truly Functional).

First prize in the professional designer category went to Victor Massip and Laurent Lebot of Faltazi Studio in Nantes, France, for their “Jellynoctil” egg beater. First prize in the student category was won by Ozge Kandemir of Anadolu Universitesi in Güzel, Turkey, for the “Coffee Bean,” an all-in-one unit consisting of receptacles for different-flavored beans and a stove for making the coffee.

The Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID) represents the interests of industrial designers in Germany. The VDID is a member of both BEDA (Bureau of European Designers Associations) and ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design).

DSM Somos® has commercialized an entire range of ProtoFunctional® resins to respond to the needs of new product development and industrial design. It also offers materials for selective laser sintering and is noted as the first manufacturer of powder elastomeric polymer that can be sintered to produce highly flexible parts with rubber-like characteristics.

D-M-E North American Catalog to Offer Metric Components for First Time

Starting in September, the D-M-E. Company will be offering a comprehensive European-standard, metric mold components product line to customers in North American. The expansion is in response to the continuing growth of metric molds and components in North America.

“As companies continue to react to global competitive pressures and opportunities, we are seeing more molds being transplanted from region to region, from country to country,” says Chuck Azzopardi, D-M-E’s product manager for mold components. “When metric molds are transplanted to North America, tool builders there need a quick and reliable source for service components.”

D-M-E expects metric components to play an even bigger role in North America in the future.

A new 21-page D-M-E Metric Components Catalog details everything from metric surface definitions to metric fit tolerances. These metric tolerances and standards are not familiar to some North American mold builders, so the catalog includes seven appendices, compiled by D-M-E, which include detailed charts and diagrams to assist those who may be inexperienced with metric tolerances and standards.

EOS Moving to New Facilities near Munich by End of October

By the end of October, the entire staff of EOS GmbH, one Europe’s leading manufacturers of rapid prototyping (RP) systems, will have moved to new facilities in Krailling, Germany, close to Munich. The move is in full swing—and, EOS adds, so is its research and development work. New products continue to be launched to further promote batch-size, optimized production. Users can look forward to seeing the latest rapid prototyping and manufacturing innovations at this year’s EuroMold trade show (December 4–7) in Frankfurt.

For example, the new EOSINT S750 is an extremely high-productivity system that uses EOS’s patented DirectCast® process for boxless manufacture of molds and cores for sand casting. The twin lasers of the EOSINT S750 system scan the internal regions of the laser-sintered parts at a much higher speed, increasing output considerably. The system has successfully completed beta testing.

Exercise is good, but you will protect the joints?

For bodybuilders, is by the very big risk suffered a serious shoulder injury.This is a big bad news.But also have the good news is that if we train right, nutrition, rest and recovery is in place, so we can avoid injury.

1. The training of the high weight and improper action can cause joint damage:

This is the main reason of the bodybuilding joint injury.Continuous use big weight training and bad posture can lead to a joint injury, inflammation in joints slowly, for the first, and then become symptomatic pain even bruises.Shoulder and elbow is one of the most vulnerable to this type of damage.Too much bad training habits and weight will cause the damage to the tendons and even tear, light person can also cause tendinitis.If weight is too big, using more than the load of joints, still can cause joint dislocation.

2. The muscle strength development too fast:

There are some supplements such as creatine, and nitrogen is the class product will help us develop muscle strength, when we muscle strength development quickly, we keep up with the joint bearing capacity is actually not completely.Although the growth of muscle strength is absolutely good, we can use the bigger weight training to stimulate muscle, but it will be very easy to cause joint damage.This often happens to the training of the young, especially the teenagers bodybuilding.

3. The lack of reasonable nutrition:

Joints and muscles that need nutrients to recover.The lack of a reasonable joint nutrition will lead to a higher chance of joint damage.Result is the development of small soft tissue tear slowly for joint chronic pain and even develop into joint damage.A chronic lack of reasonable nutrition may even trigger inflammation in joints or tendonitis.All these inflammation is caused by cumulative trauma.

4. Lack of reasonable rest and recovery:

Continuous excessive training, has been used big weight training without the adjustment of the intensity of training, lack of sleep can cause the problem of the joints.Excessive training and each group of less than 6 times of repeat big weight training can cause joint damage.We want to know is that, if our body can’t completely recovered from the last training, then the trauma are accumulated together, and then to a fatal blow to us.And lack of sleep, will affect our body produces anabolic hormones, will further affect the recovery of our body.

How to protect the joints in sports?

Wuhan city hospital of traditional Chinese medicine of doctor of vice director of orthopedics ugly steel, said the movement correct landing posture can prevent knee injuries.

His advice: before landing foot first, knee bends, torso slightly forward, as far as possible avoid around the knee joint lateral or action.Pay attention to the choice of level off, suitable for field sports, don’t be too hard or potholes in sports.10-15 minutes to warm up before exercise, activity on the whole body of the joints.

Pay attention to choose the right shoes and protective devices in under the guidance of professional coaches try to difficult moves.If it is found that the knee of sudden pain or limited sample torn pain, knee joint swelling, tenderness, activities of obstacles, and so on and so forth, check to the hospital in time.

Before if you ignore the protection of knee joint movement, so from now on to do well the protection of the knee joint movement oh.If you have a knee injury, remember to rest well before exercise, don’t pain with motion.

Research Report: more than 4 billion people worldwide have a month of severe water shortage

More than 4 billion people around the world have at least one month in a serious shortage of water resources per year, the affected population accounted for 2/3 of the total global population, showing the global water shortage situation is more severe than expected.

The scientific development of the United States journal recently published a new research report, which analyses the global water shortage on a monthly basis.

The report also noted that about five hundred million of the world’s population is two times the amount of water they live in the region throughout the year, which means that a sharp decline in groundwater levels, the survival of a large population becomes precarious.

The monthly new study of human habitation around within about 50 kilometers of water resources analysis, covering the decade data from 1996 to 2005, who used water is more than twice the supply of water is defined as a serious shortage of water resources.

Analysts said after a number of research reports prediction, the global water shortage affects population ranged from 17 million to 31 billion, the latest research has revealed that a population of more than 40 billion in the year with at least a month will face the serious shortage of water resources. The global water shortage problem is more serious than the original, with the increasing of the population and the rising of the water consumption, the water shortage crisis is bound to deteriorate further.

Japan invented the new breast augmentation technology, half an hour or a half of the effect of only one day

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Japan in recent months, popular called “Cinderella long in” new technology, as long as in the breast of the medical injection with lactate Ringer’s solution (Lactated Ringer’s solution), less than half an hour can would make the lady chest rise one to one and a half cup of cup. But like “Cinderella” Fairy Magic effect, only breast augmentation for a day.

According to Hong Kong “Oriental Daily News” website reported on November 3, Tokyo a clinic research and development from the new breast implants, lactated Ringer’s solution was injected into the breast, so that women can achieve short cup upgrade effect and process about ten to twenty minutes. Lactated Ringer’s solution is a piece of intravenous injection, calcium containing sodium chloride potassium and plasma lactate, similar to the solution of tension and blood, so widely used for medical level, trauma, surgery, burns and other bleeding is excessive, used to supplement the loss of body fluid.

Reported that the clinic claimed that the solution can be excreted, so there will be no negative impact on the mammary gland. At present, this breast augmentation technology charges ranging from 5000 to 30000 yen (about 263 yuan to 1575 yuan), compared with the permanent breast augmentation is much cheaper.


The RMB against the dollar is expected to hold steady

On November 17, RMB onshore and offshore at the spot exchange rate against the dollar weakness, and deviate from the middle price movements. Market participants pointed out that although the dollar index was higher, but the yuan is not significantly decline, mainly due to market expectations of RMB exchange rate will continue to stabilization, and the yuan is expected to be included in the SDR basket to prop up the currency, in the next period of time, the RMB exchange rate will continue to fluctuate within a certain range narrow the pattern.

Among 17 market within the territory of the yuan against the us dollar price is set at 6.3740 yuan, compared with the previous trading day up 10 basis points, the end of the previous 10 consecutive trading day down. Onshore market, the yuan against the dollar at the spot exchange rate leave high to go lower, at 50 continued turmoil since the second world war, up to close at 6.3786 yuan, fell by 62 basis points, or 0.1%. Offshore renminbi spot exchange rate against the dollar yesterday after appearing to surge, but a poor performance in the afternoon, by the domestic market closing (ticket), offshore RMB against the U.S. dollar fell 18 basis points at 6.4018 yuan, two price about 232 points.

Iran ready to work with Russia signed the first oil and gas contracts next year

November 12, Iranian Communications and Information Technology Minister Reza Taki Poole said in Moscow that Iran hopes in 2016 with the Russian oil and gas company signed the first oil and gas contracts.

10 to 12 November, Russia – Iran Committee held a series of meetings in Moscow to discuss the investment of joint projects between the two countries.

Russian Energy Minister Novak has said that bilateral trade volume between Russia and Iran could reach $ 10 billion in the short term.

By the end of October, Novak led the Russian delegation visited Iran to discuss bilateral cooperation in the oil sector of issues relating to Iran peers. In July, Iran and the world’s six countries reached a program to monitor and limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an agreement to reduce the international sanctions, which opens the way for Iran to continue the implementation of energy projects.

India 51 year old woman has a stomach ache, the gallbladder takes out 1.2 million gall stone

According to the British “Daily Mail” reported, a 51 year old woman from India recently in the gallbladder removed 11950 stones, so that a doctor’s gaping, this number is believed to have been a new world record.

Minati Mondal was extremely severe stomach pain and stomach acid reflux disease for two months, two weeks ago, she went to a hospital in Calcutta, India, after a variety of examination and ultrasound, doctors believe that she is a serious gallstone patients.

But the doctor did not expect to find so many stones. The attending doctor Maccan Lara Saha said he began to expect a large number of gallstones, but after a number of more than 5000 he has been deeply shocked, and 1 hours after the laparoscopic surgery, he had removed nearly 1.2 million stones.

“I was shocked by the number of stones. I never thought that the gall bladder can accommodate so many stones. It took us 50 minutes to remove them, and my assistant took 4 hours to calculate the number of stones in these 2 millimeters to 5 mm.” Saha said.

At present, Louis has sent a letter to the London Royal College of pathologists, want to record this case. “Two months ago, I had surgery for a girl. She had 1110 stones. Although the number was high, I found that in 1983 the British doctors had taken 3110 stones from a German patient’s gallbladder. I think this time beyond all previous records, and is more than three times the previous record.”

After the operation was discharged 2 days ago Mondal, at present in home rehabilitation.