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Metal Replacement
Durable plastics consume less energy during the production process and replaces metals. Due to metal substitution not only weight can be saved but also an increasing number of functions can be integrated in an individual application.

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Aug 18, 2017 | Industry News

Carbon Nanotubes Market to Grow at a CAGR of 17.09% During 2017-22: MarketsandMarkets™

According to MarketsandMarkets™, the global carbon nanotubes market size is expected to reach 15.10 kilotons by 2022. Five times lighter than steel, these are suitable for use in lightweight...

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Aug 4, 2017 | Industry News

Western Tool & Mold Uses Stratasys’ Certified Tech. to 3D Print Aircraft Cabin Parts

Stratasys’ new certified Fortus 900mc Aircraft Interiors solution helped Western Tool & Mold to bypass metal manufacturing processes in production of aircraft cabin components that meet stringent...

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Jul 20, 2017 | Industry News

Metal-replacing Composites Enable Wheelchair Casters to Act as Airplane Landing Gear

Frog Legs has partnered with PlastiComp to switch from machined aluminum to a carbon fiber composite for a new generation of their wheelchair caster wheels. Partnership is not only for carbon fiber...

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Jul 11, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s High-performing PPSU Replaces Metal in Industry’s First All-plastic Stop Valve

High-performing Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) polymer from Solvay has enabled CiXi Zhenpeng Plumbing Fittings Company to replace traditional brass metal in their new line of all-plastic valves...

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Jun 29, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys’ 3D Printed Working Prototype Supports German Space Mars Exploration Mission

Since prototype made out of metal was too expensive and complex in production, German Aerospace Centre is using Stratasys FDM 3D printing for the production of a cost-effective thermoplastic-based...

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Aug 11, 2017 | Industry News

Shift from Metals to Plastics in Automotive Drives Nylon 6 & 66 Market Growth

The global nylon 6 & 66 market is expected to reach USD 41.13 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to witness growth at 6.1% CAGR. Use of...

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Aug 1, 2017 | Product News

Toyota Earns Altair Enlighten Award for Lightweight CFRP Inner Panels

Toyota wins Altair Enlighten Award for its metal-replacing carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) inner panels on Prius Prime, Lexus LC 500. With this new lightweighting technology, OEMs could save...

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Jul 12, 2017 | Industry News

Teijin Supports Solar Vehicle Built with Advanced Material & Composite Technologies

Kogakuin University’s Solar Team picks Teijin’s advanced materials and technologies to build CFRP solar vehicle. Teijin’s nano materials and metal-replacing technologies helped in fabricating...

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Jul 11, 2017 | Article

How Thermoplastic Composites Reduce Vehicle Weight?

By Mark DeMeuse

Light weighting or mass reduction is a core focus in automotive markets where a weight reduction facilitates increased fuel economy and decreased emissions. The high strength-to-weight ratio of...

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Jun 26, 2017 | Industry News

Kaneka Makes Full-scale Entry into Aerospace Business with Acquisition of API

Kaneka’s wholly owned subsidiary KAH to acquire API. Due to composites superior properties over metal: weight to strength ratio, heat-resistance and durability, Kaneka sees greater growth potential...

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