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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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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 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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Jun 13, 2017 | Industry News

More Accurate Ophthalmic Prototyping with Stratasys’ Multi-Material 3D Printing

NIDEK has selected Stratasys’ multi-material 3D printing to accelerate clinical trial evaluations of ophthalmological devices. By deploying Stratasys' materials, NIDEK can replace metal parts with a...

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Jun 2, 2017 | Industry News

Lightweight, Damage-resistant Composite Fuel Pipe Assemblies by Tods Aerospace

Tods Aerospace has developed lightweight, damage resistant composite fuel pipe assemblies having potential for weight savings over metallic equivalents and by virtue of their tightly controlled...

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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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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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Jun 21, 2017 | Industry News

Thermoplastic Composites Adoption in Aerospace on Rise: Solvay/GKN Team up

Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of metal-replacing thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with Solvay becoming a preferred...

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Jun 5, 2017 | Industry News

AREVO Brings 3D Printed Composite Parts for U.S. Intelligence Community with IQT

AREVO Inc. has recently announced that it has closed a strategic investment and technology development agreement for metal-replacing composite additive manufacturing technology with In-Q-Tel to...

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May 26, 2017 | Industry News

Teknor Apex’s New ETP Division for Globalization of Metal-replacing Polyamides

Responding to the market need for high-performance engineering thermoplastic (ETP) products, Teknor Apex Company has begun the globalization of a broad range of technologies. To take this forward...

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