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Metal Replacement


Plastics have over-taken metals in many different industries with the superior quality and ease of processing. Metals are being replaced frequently for weight reduction and inducing desired properties.

Durable plastics consume less energy during the production process and are cost-effective as well as tunable. Automotive and aircraft industries are innovating with plastics to replace heavy metals.

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Feb 17, 2021 | Industry News

Avient and Bettcher Collaborate to Develop Fiber Composite-based Motor Yoke

Avient Corporation has collaborated with Bettcher Industries on converting the support yoke of its Quantum™ Motor from metal to plastic...

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Feb 15, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Nanoengineered 3DP Composite with High-impact Resistance

Researchers from University of Glasgow have developed a new plate-lattice cellular metamaterial, capable of impressive resistance to impacts. The new form of 3D-printed material made by combining...

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Feb 1, 2021 | Industry News

Jaguar Land Rover’s New Project to Test Lightweight Composites in Electric Vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover is preparing for future electric vehicles with advanced lightweight composite research that will help deliver increased range, greater performance and a more dynamic drive...

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Jan 27, 2021 | Industry News

New Recyclable Carbon Fiber-reinforced Composite with Self-healing Properties

A WSU research team has created a recyclable carbon fiber-reinforced composite that could eventually replace the non-recyclable version used in everything from modern airplane wings and wind...

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Jan 8, 2021 | Industry News

Toray & MODEC Develop CFRP-based Repair Technique for FPSO / FSO

Toray Industries has developed a carbon fiber reinforced plastic-based repair technique along with MODEC. The technology is for floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) and floating...

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Dec 16, 2020 | Industry News

CSP Develops Composite Battery Enclosure and Lightweighting Innovations for EVs

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has unveiled an innovative honeycomb Class A panel technology and an advanced, multi-material EV battery enclosure that can be molded in any number of CSP’s...

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Nov 30, 2020 | Industry News

New Project to Assess Use of Composites in Electric Vehicles' Battery Housings

EconCore has announced a partnership involving AZL, Audi and others to establish the potential of using composites for battery housings. This eight-month collaborative project will assess the...

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Nov 9, 2020 | Industry News

Breakthrough 3DP Technique to Develop Lightweight Thermoset Composites

Researcher from the University of Miami has invented a new 3D printing technique to create a lightweight, yet strong, composite for the aviation industry...

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Nov 9, 2020 | Industry News

Innovative Polymer-based Battery Current Collector with High Flame Retardancy

Scientists have engineered one of the heaviest battery components ­ sheets of copper or aluminum foil known as current collectors ­ so they weigh 80% less and immediately quench any fires that flare...

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Nov 2, 2020 | Industry News

New Fiber Plastic Composite-based Lightweight Battery Pack for EVs

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a lightweight battery pack that exclusively uses fiber-plastic composites. In this way, the weight has been reduced by 40 percent compared to...

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