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The Future Is Now: 3-D Printers Are Poised to Disrupt the Economy

For years we've heard about how 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, has been used in industries that require unique parts and customization like healthcare, military, automotive and aerospace. We've seen an expansion in materials...

source: By Ronnie Richard
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As the result of the success of their student program partnership — which assisted over 2,000 students in their pursuit of a career in plastics since 2015 — the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and SPE: Inspiring...

source: SPE

Two-thirds of Americans agree that “if a product is not easy/convenient for me to recycle, I probably would not recycle it.” That’s the finding of a new survey of 2,000 Americans conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the Institute of Scrap Recycling...

source: Plastics Today

There are no machine operators employed at Plastic Components Inc., a custom injection molder with two facilities in Germantown, Wis. Most of the time, the "parts makers" at the company's roughly 38,000-square-foot facility on Bunsen Drive...

source: Plastics News

What appears to be the first TPU that is based on carbon dioxide (CO2) technology is newly available from Covestro. The company first developed and is now marketing its new cardyon polyether carbonate polyols, which are produced with the aid of CO2.

source: Plastics Technology

Through the decades, Plastic Molding Development President Gary Kitts has seen some major changes in the automotive tooling and molding sectors. Lately he's been seeing another change, too: a growing interest in Industry 4.0.

source: Crain's Detroit Business

The team developed the first 3D printed objects that connect to Wi-Fi without electronics. These purely plastic devices can measure if a detergent bottle is running low and then automatically order more online.

source: New Electronics


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