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Plastics processing optimization is on high priority in the minds of most of engineers and designers in the Plastics Industry. In the last few decades, plastics have become the most dominant engineering material for most products. Parts once thought of as impossible to create using plastic, are now being designed with polymers at a higher rate than ever before. Plastic parts are lighter and afford more design flexibility.

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Nov 23, 2016 | Industry News

CBF Platform Expansion by Amcor for HDPE Pharma Bottles Production

Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded its compression blow forming platform with a new 20-cavity CBF machine for production of HDPE pharmaceutical bottles at Youngsville, N.C. facility. CBF20 takes...

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Sep 22, 2016 | Industry News

Stratasys Designs Nylon 12-based 3D Printed Back Brace for Paralympics Athlete

Stratasys has recently announced that Latvian wheelchair fencer, Polina Rožkova, has worn customized 3D printed back brace made of Nylon 12 during her quest for gold at the Paralympics 2016. 3D...

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Aug 2, 2016 | Industry News

Researchers Fabricate Affordable 3D Printed Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

3D printing technology enabled by 3D Platform, and research effort by students at Gonzaga University, patients soon can expect high-quality 3D printed orthotics, using PLA or PETG, which are...

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Jul 27, 2016 | Article

New Approach to Fabricate Low Cost Plastic PV Panels

By Doug Ruby

There has been a significant growth in the global photovoltaic (PV) industry in recent years. Key players in this industry across the globe are constantly making efforts to make the PV panels...

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Jul 22, 2016 | Industry News

3D Printed Mannequin Helps Design Improved Cycling Skinsuit

During a big Tour de France time trial, Tom Dumoulin has cycled in a new skinsuit, jointly developed by Team Giant-Alpecin and TU Delft. The university applied an innovative method: 3D printed...

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Nov 17, 2016 | Industry News

Ready-to-fit Composite Parts Production in One Step by ENGEL at Composites Europe

With a wealth of injection molding experience and automation expertise, ENGEL Austria develops highly cost-effective production concepts for manufacture of composite parts for automobile...

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Aug 8, 2016 | Industry News

UW Students to Design Mammoth Skeleton’s Missing Parts via 3D Printing

The College of Engineering and Burke Museum partner on a 3D scan-and-print project of mammoth proportions. UW engineering students and instructors are working with museum staff to scan, digitize and...

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Jul 28, 2016 | Industry News

MIT Team Finds Method to Create Nanolayered Composites for Optics & Electronics

A team of researchers at MIT has found a way to create composite materials containing hundreds of layers that are just atoms thick but span the full width of the material. The discovery could open...

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Jul 26, 2016 | Industry News

BOY at K 2016: To Exhibit Injection Molding Machines for Plastic Processing

BOY will be exhibiting at the upcoming K 2016 trade fair the largest number of injection molding machines so far. BOY has seen an increased demand for more versatile and multitasking injection...

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Jul 21, 2016 | Industry News

3D Pen that Instantly Recycles Plastic Wastes Replacing Costly 3D Printing Filaments

Renegade 3D pen, a perfect solid tool to eliminate overpriced filaments and to save the environment by directly recycling and reusing household plastic waste for 3D printing. Renegade prints 3D...

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