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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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Every branch of the U.S. military has been exploring 3D printing for a number of applications, finding it to be a useful technology for everything from day to day uses to battlefield operations. Now the Marine Corps and the U.S....

source: 3DPrint.com

Researchers have found that a specially designed polycarbonate molecule holds promise in the fight against superbugs, microbes that resist a range of conventional drugs. Scientists at IBM and Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology found the new polymer...

source: Plastics News

One major problem in treating cancer is identifying the location of small tumors and treating them before they metastasize. In an effort to overcome that problem, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed...

source: News-Medical.net

Adding nanosized and micrometer-sized particles to organic polymers instead of using pure organic polymers not only can reduce the cost of fabricated plastic products, but also improve the functionalities of plastics (tensile strength, thermal resistance, and electrical...

source: Science Trends

If scientists are ever going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they'll first need to solve the problem of inflexible batteries that run out of juice too quickly. They're getting...

source: American Chemical Society via Phys.org

Over the years, we have seen a continued evolution in fiberglass reinforcements for thermoplastics ranging from hollow glass spheres and chopped strand glass for high-temperature engineering resins to long-glass-fibers to hybrid...

source: Plastics Technology


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