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Part Design & Manufacturing

Designers today choose materials smartly and hence there is an increase in the use of plastics for part designing and manufacturing. The ease of processing and optimization offered by plastics is desired across industries for most products.

Challenging designs which are difficult to achieve are now easy to mold with plastics. Not only the parts are easy to develop but can be infused with desired properties, such as mechanical strength and high resistance.

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Nov 25, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS to Expand High-tech Engineering Plastics Production in China

LANXESS will expand its production network in China: LANXESS will build a second compounding line for Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech engineering plastics at its manufacturing site in...

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Nov 16, 2021 | Product News

Covestro Introduces Four Materials for Multiple 3DP Applications at Formnext 2021

Covestro introduces four new materials spanning different 3D printing technologies, including a soluble support material for Fused Deposition Modeling and Fused Filament Fabrication (FDM/FFF), a...

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Nov 16, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Launches PTFE-free Material to Prevent BSR Noise in Automotive Interiors

SABIC launches LNP™ LUBRILOY™ N2000 compound, a new internally lubricated material that helps prevent buzz-squeak-rattle (BSR) noise in automotive interiors at Automotive Tech Week 2021. Showcased...

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Nov 11, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay and 9T Labs Collaborate to Bring CFRP Parts to Mass Production

Solvay is working with 9TLabs to help bring additively manufactured carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts to mass production...

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Nov 2, 2021 | Industry News

New 4D Printing Technique for Heat Shrinkable Printed Objects

A team of researchers at Fraunhofer CPM is significantly expanding the benefits by producing printed objects using so-called 4D printing. The newly developed 4D printing technology allows printed...

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Nov 1, 2021 | Product News

Braskem Launches High Visibility PP Filaments for Safety and Construction Applications

Braskem launches its new high visibility polypropylene (PP) filaments (FL105PP), the latest additions to Braskem's 3D product portfolio. Braskem's new high visibility PP filaments are available in...

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Oct 28, 2021 | Industry News

Materialise and Proponent to Advance 3D Printing in Aerospace Aftermarket Parts

Materialise and Proponent announces a partnership that will raise the profile of 3D printing in aerospace aftermarket supply chains...

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Oct 20, 2021 | Product News

Forward AM Introduces 3DP Filaments for Flexible Printed Parts

Forward AM launches a portfolio of advanced flexible materials for additive manufacturing (AM) with three new filaments – Ultrafuse® TPU 64D, Ultrafuse® TPU 95A and Ultrafuse® TPS 90A. These new...

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Oct 14, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop New Hybrid 4D Additive Manufacturing Process

Researchers at Loughborough University have developed a hybrid method called Material Treatment Extrusion Additive Manufacturing (MaTrEx-AM), which uses acetone to toughen targeted layers of 3D...

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Oct 12, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel and HP Composites Develop Carbon Fiber-based Body Panels for Supercars

Hexcel has collaborated with HP Composites to develop carbon fiber Class A body panels. Hexcel HexPly® XF surfacing technology is being extensively used by the Italian component producer to...

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