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Plastics & Elastomers
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Plastics & Elastomers
Part Design & Manufacturing
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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Aug 21, 2019 | Industry News

Volume Graphics Joins Kunststoff-Institut for Process Optimization on Plastic Mold Inserts

A new “rapid” method offers improved time and cost savings over aluminum: plastic molds—produced through industrial AM—that are then used for prototyping traditional plastic components with inserts...

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Aug 21, 2019 | Industry News

K2019: ENGEL to Showcase Short Cycle Time to Produce Medical Devices Housing Parts

ENGEL has split the process of producing housing parts for medical devices using two-component injection molding to cut down to a short cycle time. ENGEL to be showcasing the process under realistic...

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Jul 17, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro Joins Carbon to Upscale 3D Printing for Digital Mass Production

Covestro partnering with Carbon has developed Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology, which can accelerate the production of parts using 3D Printing as compared to previous processes. After...

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Jul 8, 2019 | Industry News

Boom Supersonic Partnership Deepens with Stratasys for 3D Printing Flight Hardware

Stratasys deepens its partnership with Boom Supersonic, the Colorado-based company building supersonic airliner by signing a seven-year agreement extension to accelerate adoption of additive...

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Jul 8, 2019 | Industry News

Porsche’s New Bioconcept-Car Features Natural-fiber Composite Body Parts

Automaker Porsche launches the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport body parts made of natural-fiber composite materials developed in the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET, which is part of...

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Jun 26, 2019 | Product News

Polyplastics Launches POM Grades for Automotive Fuel System Components

The Polyplastics Group has announced the development of several new DURACON® polyoxymethylene (POM) grades which deliver high flow, high rigidity, and design freedom for the production of injection...

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Jun 21, 2019 | Industry News

3D Printed Racecar Parts for Renault R.S.19 Competing in 2019 F1 Championship

Jabil has announced an additive manufacturing agreement with Renault F1 Team to speed the development and delivery of 3D-printed racecar parts for the Renault R.S.19, competing in the 2019 Formula...

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Jun 20, 2019 | Industry News

Marshall ADG Uses Stratasys’ 3D Printing to Manufacture Flight-ready Aircraft Parts

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is now using advanced 3D printing from Stratasys to manufacture, flight-ready parts at a lower cost than aluminum alternatives. They are driving use of...

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Jun 17, 2019 | Industry News

HP Introduces Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing Solution for Improved Performance

HP is expanding its 3D printing portfolio with the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution. The new solution expands manufacturing predictability with high-quality and optimal-yield of parts...

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Jun 12, 2019 | Product News

LANXESS Launches Polyurethane Casting Grade for Injection Molding

Adiprene C930, a unique Low Free MDI based cast urethane from LANXESS, has just proven as an appropriate material for being processed via injection molding. In a limited amount of time and with a...

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