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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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Sep 22, 2015 | Industry News

Covestro's PU Insulating Material Used in Solar Impulse Receives FSK Innovation Award

Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has received the “Polyurethanes Innovation Award 2015” for highly efficient insulating material Baytherm® Microcell, which insulates the door of the Solar...

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Aug 28, 2015 | Industry News

UC Berkeley’s 3D Printed Plastic-based Smart Cap Uses Electronics to Sense Spoiled Milk

UC Berkeley engineers created a 'smart cap' using 3D-printed plastic with embedded electronics to wirelessly monitor the freshness of milk. Polymers are attractive materials in the world of 3D...

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Aug 18, 2015 | Industry News

BASF Uses PU Foam System and Honeycomb Technology to Create Lightweight Car Roof

With polyurethane foam system Elastoflex® E from BASF it is possible for the first time to mass-produce an exterior car part featuring a honeycomb sandwich structure with a class-A film. The roof...

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Aug 13, 2015 | Industry News

Whirlpool Uses KraussMaffei’s Tech. for Refrigerators’ PUR Insulating Layer Production

Whirlpool for producing the critical insulating layer made of foamed polyurethane (PUR) in the housings and doors, the company insists on KraussMaffei's RimStar mixing and metering technology...

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Aug 6, 2015 | Industry News

MIT Team Develops Soft Polymer Material Using 3D Printing

An MIT team has developed a way of making soft materials, using a 3D printer, with surface textures that can then be modified at will to be perfectly smooth, or ridged or bumpy, or even to have...

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Aug 28, 2015 | Industry News

Sepro at Fakuma’15: To Launch Robots for Plastics Injection Molding Machines & more

Three new lines of Sepro robots for plastics injection-molding machines with 800 to 5000 tons of clamping capacity are making their European debut at Fakuma 2015. Sepro is announcing another 3-axis...

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Aug 24, 2015 | Industry News

CI to Bring Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine for Auto at Fabtech 2015

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) is ready to make noise at Fabtech (Nov 9-12) with two exhibit booths promoting company’s latest technologies, including the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM)...

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Aug 13, 2015 | Industry News

Ettlinger at Fakuma 2015: To Showcase Complete Range of Melt Filters

Ettlinger will take full advantage of this year's Fakuma to show its complete range of high performance melt filters, designed for continuous processing of any kind of feedstock from virgin material...

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Aug 10, 2015 | Industry News

KraussMaffei at Fakuma’15: To Exhibit Small & Medium Size Injection Molding Machines

Under the exhibition motto "Productivity PLUS", KraussMaffei is exhibiting small and medium-sized injection molding machines at the Fakuma 2015, illustrating how intelligent plasticizing, control...

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Aug 3, 2015 | Industry News

Thermwood Taps American Kuhne for Industrial 3D Additive Manufacturing System

American Kuhne customer Thermwood Corp, among the leading US-based manufacturer of CNC routers, has announced a program to develop 3D Additive Manufacturing System capable of making large carbon...

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