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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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Feb 10, 2016 | Industry News

Engineers at Iowa State Univ. Find Technology for Biobased Nylon Production

Iowa State Engineers find a way to efficiently convert sugar into a new type of nylon. The engineers produced biobased nylon, which has the advantage of an extra double bond in its backbone that can...

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Feb 3, 2016 | Industry News

ENGEL at Plastimagen 2016: To Focus on New Horizons in Quality & Efficiency

Set out to reach new horizons in quality and efficiency – that's ENGEL's focus at Plastimagen 2016 from March 8th to 11th in Mexico City. ENGEL presents this theme from two perspectives: both...

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Jan 28, 2016 | Industry News

Fender Introduces 3D Printed Pro In-Ear Monitors (IEM) for Immersive Listening

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) introduces a bold and innovative new category entry for 2016 with the launch of Fender Pro In-Ear Monitors (IEM’s). The innovative new product line...

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Jan 18, 2016 | Industry News

ENGEL at Plastics & Rubber’16: To Show Noodle Container Production via Injection Molding

At Plastics & Rubber’16, Noodle containers are being produced on ENGEL victory 500/160 tech injection molding machine with an integrated ENGEL viper 6 linear robot – with a particularly high level...

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Dec 14, 2015 | Industry News

Fouche 3D Printing Releases ABS-based 3D Printed Acoustic Guitar Prototype

Fouche 3D Printing is continuing with their 3D printing feats of real everyday articles. They are showing amazing capabilities of their Cheetah 2 3D printer, that prints with cheap ABS pellets, with...

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Feb 3, 2016 | Industry News

3M Dyneon’s Recyclable ETFE Cushions Add Sustainability to California’s ARTIC Traffic Hub

A 3M Dyneon’s ETFE cushion is extremely resistant to chemical effects of all kinds. Films made from ETFE are very resistant to tearing and to UV radiation. The surface of the films is so smooth that...

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Feb 3, 2016 | Article

High Speed Manufacturing of Automotive Composite Parts

By Mark DeMeuse

Using composites materials is a great way to reduce the weight of a car. Yet, the condition to introduce such materials in higher volume commercial model vehicles is the ability to go fast. The...

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Jan 27, 2016 | Product News

Sicomin to Unveil Fire Retardant Epoxy Resins for B&C at CompIC Middle East

Sicomin among the key suppliers in specialist epoxy resins, and one of the lead suppliers to the Haramain Hi- Speed Railway Stations, will present its new range of Fire Retardant resins at CompIC...

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Jan 8, 2016 | Industry News

Polymaker Reveals Plastic 3D Printed Animatronic Eye’s Mechanism

Polymaker’s challenge was to design a 3D printable version of the animatronic eye mechanism. Obviously this would need some non-printed parts, such as a couple servos and some nuts and bolts, but...

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Dec 4, 2015 | Product News

Covestro Showcased PC & PUR Materials for Sustainable Building at Greenbuild Conf.

Covestro showcased a variety of high-performance materials that contribute to a sustainable built environment at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo & discussed Covestro’s polyurethanes...

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