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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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Covestro, Pittsburgh, Penn., is further developing its offerings and capabilities in continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites in response to market trends and a growing demand from customers.

source: Plastics Technology

“Plastic saved my son’s life,” Sherrie Rubin, Executive Director of the Hope2gether Foundation, told industry veteran Michael Smith, who had responded to an article warning of the dangers of plastics in the environment. When her son, Aaron, overdosed on...

source: Plastics Today

Researchers have found a way to use polymer printing to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better. A team led by chemical and biomolecular engineers from the University of Illinois report their findings...

source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Phys.org

The world has a huge plastics problem. According to WEF, less than 15% of it is recycled. Much of the rest is incinerated, sits in landfills or is abandoned in the environment – where, being resistant to microbial digestion, it can...

source: Innovation Origins

There are numerous options in food packaging materials, and many major food packagers and retailers often make a choice based on non-scientific information.

source: Plastics Today

Michael Paloian details five of 10 major design-related parameters that affect the quality of an injection molded part: Material options and consequences, critical tolerances, sink marks, steel safe areas and gate location. The final five parameters are explored below.

source: Plastics Today

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