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Plastics processing optimization is on high priority in the minds of most of engineers and designers in the Plastics Industry. In the last few decades, plastics have become the most dominant engineering material for most products. Parts once thought of as impossible to create using plastic, are now being designed with polymers at a higher rate than ever before. Plastic parts are lighter and afford more design flexibility.

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Jul 18, 2016 | Industry News

Ultimaker’s 3D Printer Enables Bhold to Make Products Faster

Ultimaker makes it possible for Bhold to produce minimalistic and effective products to solve everyday problems. Bhold uses an Ultimaker 2+ to create, test and manufacture their products faster than...

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Jul 12, 2016 | Industry News

LANXESS at K 2016: To Show New Mold Process for Thermoplastic Composite Parts

LANXESS has developed a new material combination and a cost-efficient mold technology for continuous-fiber-reinforced composites. It can be used to produce decorated housing parts with extremely...

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Jun 16, 2016 | Industry News

ICEhouse™ Selects SABIC’s PC Sheets for Architectural Design to Support Circular Economy

Using SABIC’s PC sheets, ICEhouse™ represents how structures can easily be built, disassembled and reused with advanced materials supporting circular economy. ICEhouse uses revolutionary aluminum...

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Apr 20, 2016 | Industry News

LANXESS Provides its Thermoplastic Composites and High-tech Plastic Grade to Honda’s FCV

Lightweight solution from LANXESS has been featured in FCV, the latest model from Honda Motor. Using Tepex, reinforced thermoplastic composites in combination with Durethan, Honda has introduced the...

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Apr 11, 2016 | Industry News

MIT Researches Design 3D Printed Robots via Solid & Liquid Materials

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) present the first-ever technique for 3D printing robots that involves printing solid and liquid materials at the...

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Jul 12, 2016 | Industry News

Huntsman & ACCIONA Partnership Results in Award Winning All-composite Lighthouse in Spain

Huntsman’s commitment to innovation and process improvement was tested to the full on a recent lighthouse project led by ACCIONA. Partnership delivers worlds’ first-ever all-composite lighthouse ...

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Jun 30, 2016 | Article

Automotive Light-weighting and What it Means for Plastics

By Alan Dubin

It has been estimated that for every 100 kg weight saved in a car, the CO2 emissions are reduced by 8.5-10 g/km. Under currently pending EU norms, the fleet average to be achieved by all new cars...

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May 20, 2016 | Industry News

Grit 3D-designed 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Changes Life of Disabled Pakistani Woman

Grit 3D develops 3D printed prosthetics for disable people in the world. Recently, they designed 3D printed prosthetic hand for a disabled woman in Pakistan. Prosthetics are designed according to...

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Apr 15, 2016 | Product News

Shapeways Unveils 3D Printed Black High Definition Acrylate, a UV Sensitive Acrylic Polymer

Shapeways launches 3D printed Black High Definition Acrylate. Black High Definition Acrylate is a UV sensitive acrylic polymer similar to Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD), but with slightly different...

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Apr 8, 2016 | Industry News

Automotive Supplier LG Hausys Relies on KraussMaffei’s HP-RTM System for CFRP Components

LG Hausys, with its headquarters in Seoul in Korea, is among the up-and-coming automotive suppliers in the southeastern region of Asia. By investing in HP-RTM system from KraussMaffei, the company...

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