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Materialise Summit Expounds on Next 3D Printing Frontier

For 20 years, most discussions around 3D printing have been about its use in prototyping. By contrast, the presentations and discussions at the recent Materialise World Summit in Brussels were about the disruption of all engineering and manufacturing processes, from initial design consideration to final part or product delivery.Like the proverbial blind men and the elephant, the main stage presenters all described the new processes of additive manufacturing (AM) from their own specific frame...

Luxottica posts 5.2 percent sales growth in Q1

Luxottica's first quarter revenues were up 5.2 percent to 2,384 million euros (2,596 million dollars), which the company said was a result of the group’s strong performance in Europe and Latin America, a favorable foreign exchange rate environment and the positive performance of the Ray-Ban’s latest collections and new Ray-Ban stores in China and United States."We close the first quarter of the year with results we consider to be particularly positive as the distribution approach focused on...

A MAN OF MANY TALENTS

This content is sponsored by Dual Eyewear. Find out more about our sponsored content policies here.Here is a cold, hard truth: Almost all cyclists of a certain age, usually in their mid- to late-40s, experience a precipitous drop in one aspect of physical performance. This has nothing to do with power-to-weight ratio or VO2max. You could be at peak fitness and one day realize, perhaps quite suddenly, that your eyes don’t work the way they used to. Your vision has deteriorated. You’ll look at...