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Cost Efficiency

Being light-weight, easy to process and recyclable, plastics prove to be a cost-effective resource. Cost optimization is a high priority in the minds of most of the engineers and designers in the plastics industry.

Plastics products focus on key concepts such as scrap rate reduction, plastic durability or weatherability and reusability.

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Aug 17, 2021 | Article

Timeless Moldflow® Cost Saving Automation in Injection Molding

By Donald Rosato

Discover more about Autodesk's Moldflow®, a complete suite of manufacturing software simulation solutions for the automation, control, and monitoring of the injection molding process...

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Aug 15, 2021 | Article

Cost Saving Automation in Injection Molding

By Donald Rosato

Take a look at the various injection molding control systems like Kistler and Dynisco Instrument that enable cost-saving opportunities for users thereby increasing the productivity of plastics...

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Jul 28, 2021 | Product News

Nexa3D and BASF Forward AM Launch Photoplastic Material for Dental Models

Nexa3D announces the immediate commercial availability of xMODEL 2505 dental material powered by BASF Forward AM. This rigid beige color material is ideal for the ultrafast production of additively...

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Jul 22, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Find Enzymatically Recycled PET More Sustainable and Energy Efficient

Researchers in the BOTTLE Consortium have identified using enzymes as a more sustainable approach for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that are becoming increasingly relevant in addressing...

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Jul 12, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop 3DP Phase-change Material Composites for Temperature Regulation

Researchers at Texas A&M University have created novel 3D printable phase-change material (PCM) composites that can regulate ambient temperatures inside buildings using a simpler and cost-effective...

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Jul 9, 2021 | Industry News

New Economical Way to Produce Bioplastics Using Agricultural Byproducts

According to a new study by a Texas A&M AgriLife research scientist, bioplastics can be created in a more economical and environmentally friendly way from the byproducts of corn stubble, grasses and...

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Jul 1, 2021 | Industry News

ENGEL Develops New Two-stage Process for Cost-effective Plastic Waste Recycling

With a new process, ENGEL is able to process plastic waste as flakes in injection molding directly after grinding. Since a complete process step, pelletizing, is eliminated, the innovation...

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Jun 8, 2021 | Product News

Formlabs Introduces Nylon Material for Impact-resistant End-use Parts

Formlabs introduces Nylon 11 Powder, a high-performance nylon material ideal for functional prototyping and small batch production. Available for use on the Fuse 1, Formlabs’ high performance...

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Jun 1, 2021 | Product News

3D Systems Launches 3DP Materials with Long-term Environmental Stability

3D Systems has introduced four brand new materials to change the game for the customers using Figure 4 printers. These new production-capable materials are engineered to make the 3D printing...

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Apr 12, 2021 | Industry News

Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis Launch Cost-effective PP Foam Extrusion Technology

Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis have completed the development of an innovative process for the cost-effective extrusion of expanded polypropylene (ePP) beads...

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