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Wood Coatings Firm Pumps $3.4 Million into R&D Facility

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings is investing approximately $3.4 million to expand its research and development facilities in Houston. The upgraded facility supports the company’s Protective Coatings, Marine Coatings and Specialty Coatings businesses. Completion is due in early 2016. 
 
“The expanded facility will provide a central, state-of-the-art technical resource for our businesses in the U.S., creating the critical mass for effective R&D to efficiently support our customers,” says Aidan Mernin, RD&I Director for Protective Coatings. 
 
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Self-correcting Hand-held Router Development Continues

A hand-held router that uses machine vision and GPS to guide its cutting path is getting closer to market. A product of MIT grad student research, the first version was presented in a Siggraph 2012 paper by Alec Rivers, Ilan E. Moyer and Fredo Durand. Now moving into the world of venture capital funding, the router has been redesigned, and renamed, Shaper.

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