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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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Mar 31, 2021 | Product News

Evonik Launches PEEK-based 3DP Filament for Demanding Industrial Applications

Evonik has developed a new 3D printable filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone). The high-temperature and chemical-resistant ready-to-use material is particularly suitable for the additive...

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Mar 30, 2021 | Industry News

Bucci Composites’ Carbon Fiber Wheel Rim Passes Rigorous TÜV Test Procedure

Bucci Composites has successfully completed the testing of its 22” full carbon fiber wheel rim for cars. Bucci Composites wheel has finished the rigorous TÜV (Technischer...

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Mar 30, 2021 | Industry News

New CNF-based CFRP Composites with Improved Properties and Performance

The University of South Alabama has received a $250,000 National Science Foundation Partners for Innovation grant to make next generation, high-performance carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP)...

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Mar 25, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS CFRP Composite Finds Use in Carbon Mobile’s New Ultrathin Smartphone

LANXESS has announced its thermoplastic composite has been used to design the Carbon 1 MK II by Berlin-based start-up Carbon Mobile. The Carbon 1 MK II reignites miniaturization and drives...

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Mar 23, 2021 | Product News

Covestro Launches Low-friction Polycarbonates for Drug Delivery Devices

Covestro offers two new families of the polycarbonate Makrolon®: Improved low-friction types and maximum strength glass-filled products for drug delivery devices. The latter are also suitable for...

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Mar 15, 2021 | Industry News

Research Unveils Advanced Data Transfer System Based on Super Thin Polymer Cable

Researchers have developed a data transfer system that can transmit information 10 times faster than a USB. The new link pairs high-frequency silicon chips with a polymer cable as thin as a strand...

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Mar 2, 2021 | Product News

BASF Adds Carbon Fiber-reinforced PPA Grades for Lightweight Parts to Its Portfolio

BASF has expanded its polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio of Ultramid® Advanced with carbon fiber-reinforced grades with fillings of 20, 30 and 40 percent. The benefits of these new materials include...

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Feb 23, 2021 | Product News

Stratasys Introduces ABS-based Carbon Fiber Material for 3DP End-use Parts

Stratasys introduces a new ABS-based carbon fiber material for its award-winning line of F123 Series™ 3D printers, the first composite material for the platform. With FDM® ABS-CF10, Stratasys now...

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Feb 22, 2021 | Industry News

Finnester Coatings Offers Coated Composites to Replace Metals in Outdoor Structures

Finnester Coatings Oy shows how coated composites can compete with metal as a structural material in outdoor settings. The composite coated with Finnester RED may be a better choice as a structural...

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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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