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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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Feb 19, 2016 | Industry News

Evolving 3D Printing Technology Makes Prototypes Work Harder: Fluke

However, while the technology continues to evolve, 3D printing has actually been around a long time. As a matter of fact, Fluke has used 3D printing technology for prototyping for more than two...

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Feb 16, 2016 | Industry News

PTi’s New 'Dryer-Less' Sheet Extrusion System Processes Post-consumer PET & APET Regrind

Processing Technologies International has successfully demonstrated that its unique “dryer-less” twin-screw sheet extrusion production system can convert mixed regrind into processable, high-quality...

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Feb 15, 2016 | Industry News

FKuR & Partners Promote Braskem’s Green PE for Sustainable Foodstuffs Packaging

FKuR, Oerlemans Plastics and BK Pac are closely working together on expanding the possibilities for using bio-based plastics for sustainable foodstuffs film packaging. Using bio-based Green PE to...

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Feb 3, 2016 | Industry News

3M Dyneon’s Recyclable ETFE Cushions Add Sustainability to California’s ARTIC Traffic Hub

A 3M Dyneon’s ETFE cushion is extremely resistant to chemical effects of all kinds. Films made from ETFE are very resistant to tearing and to UV radiation. The surface of the films is so smooth that...

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Feb 3, 2016 | Article

High Speed Manufacturing of Automotive Composite Parts

By Mark DeMeuse

Using composites materials is a great way to reduce the weight of a car. Yet, the condition to introduce such materials in higher volume commercial model vehicles is the ability to go fast. The...

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Feb 18, 2016 | Industry News

Autodesk-hosted Event Facilitates Disabled Kids to Design their Own 3D Printed Prosthetics

Autodesk sponsored and hosted the event at its facilities that helps kids with disabilities become Superheros by designing their own prosthetics. Thanks to the kid-friendly design firm, KidMob which...

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Feb 16, 2016 | Industry News

ENGEL at JEC World 2016: To Demonstrate Expertise in Lightweight FRP Part Design

At JEC World from March 8th to 10th 2016 in Paris, France, ENGEL is showcasing sample parts, once again giving an impressive demonstration of its expertise for lightweight fiber-reinforced plastics...

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Feb 10, 2016 | Industry News

Engineers at Iowa State Univ. Find Technology for Biobased Nylon Production

Iowa State Engineers find a way to efficiently convert sugar into a new type of nylon. The engineers produced biobased nylon, which has the advantage of an extra double bond in its backbone that can...

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Feb 3, 2016 | Industry News

ENGEL at Plastimagen 2016: To Focus on New Horizons in Quality & Efficiency

Set out to reach new horizons in quality and efficiency – that's ENGEL's focus at Plastimagen 2016 from March 8th to 11th in Mexico City. ENGEL presents this theme from two perspectives: both...

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Jan 28, 2016 | Industry News

Fender Introduces 3D Printed Pro In-Ear Monitors (IEM) for Immersive Listening

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) introduces a bold and innovative new category entry for 2016 with the launch of Fender Pro In-Ear Monitors (IEM’s). The innovative new product line...

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