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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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Apr 15, 2016 | Product News

Shapeways Unveils 3D Printed Black High Definition Acrylate, a UV Sensitive Acrylic Polymer

Shapeways launches 3D printed Black High Definition Acrylate. Black High Definition Acrylate is a UV sensitive acrylic polymer similar to Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD), but with slightly different...

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Apr 8, 2016 | Industry News

Automotive Supplier LG Hausys Relies on KraussMaffei’s HP-RTM System for CFRP Components

LG Hausys, with its headquarters in Seoul in Korea, is among the up-and-coming automotive suppliers in the southeastern region of Asia. By investing in HP-RTM system from KraussMaffei, the company...

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Mar 21, 2016 | Industry News

Stanford Scientists Discover Method to Make Renewable Plastic from CO2 and Plants

Stanford scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from carbon dioxide and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. Researchers say the new technology could...

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Mar 18, 2016 | Industry News

Tuskegee Univ. Explores Potential of Eggshell Nanoparticles in Biodegradable Packaging

Tuskegee University researchers have found that adding tiny shards of eggshell to bioplastic could create a first-of-its-kind biodegradable packaging material that bends but does not easily break...

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Mar 16, 2016 | Industry News

RadiciGroup’s PA 6 Finds Use in Stadium Seats of Sport Venues Hosting Rio 2016 Olympics

After supplying its material for the seats of eight of the major Brazilian stadiums that hosted the Football World Championships in 2014, this year RadiciGroup is back in Brazil with its Radiflam® S...

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Apr 11, 2016 | Industry News

MIT Researches Design 3D Printed Robots via Solid & Liquid Materials

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) present the first-ever technique for 3D printing robots that involves printing solid and liquid materials at the...

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Mar 23, 2016 | Industry News

ORNL Researchers Develop Renewably-sourced Tougher Thermoplastic

ORNL researchers have made a better thermoplastic than ABS by replacing styrene with lignin, a brittle, rigid polymer that, with cellulose, forms the woody cell walls of plants. In doing so, they...

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Mar 18, 2016 | Industry News

BMW Sports Car Features DuPont’s GFR PA-based Sound Modelling Resonator

The stunning BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car features a resonator made of glass-fiber reinforced DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS 95G35 which is tuned to reduce the typical high-frequency air intake sound to a...

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Mar 17, 2016 | Industry News

SelfEco Illustrates Process to Fabricate PLA-based 3D Printing Filament from Plant

Polylactic acid has brought 3D printing closer to full green sustainability in recent years. When used as a filament in 3D printing, PLA eliminates most of the issues. SelfEco illustrates process to...

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Mar 15, 2016 | Industry News

Teijin’s Toho Tenax Develops Integrated Production System for Customized CFRP Parts

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., the core company of the Teijin Group's carbon fibers and composites business, announced that its German subsidiary Toho Tenax Europe GmbH (TTE) has developed an integrated...

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