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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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The Industry 4.0 era of manufacturing depends so heavily on data-driven precision that artificial intelligence is playing an increasing role in harnessing that data to enhance the performance of machines — including injection molders. AI...

source: Plastics Today

“There are injection molding parts everywhere,” says Kyra Stawson. The technical sales engineer at Xometry, the world’s largest digital manufacturing marketplace, goes on to explains that injection molding parts can be found in “anything that you...

source: Thomas

Physics is a turn-off word for many, as it sounds like the science education subject that it is. So people say, “It’s for them, we don’t need it” or “We couldn’t understand it anyway.” But physics involves things we all deal with...

source: Plastics Today

Polymers with different metal complexes in their side chains are thought to be promising high-performance materials with a wide variety of applications. However, conventional fabrication methods are not suitable for constructing...

source: Tokyo University of Science via ScienceDaily

Polymers, large molecules made up of repeating smaller molecules called monomers, are found in nearly everything we use in our day-to-day lives. Polymers can be natural or created synthetically. Natural polymers, also called biopolymers, include DNA, proteins and materials...

source: Phys.org

From inexpensive mass products to tailored high-tech materials, our modern world without plastics is unimaginable. The major downside to this is the use of fossil fuels and the growing quantities of waste. A new approach could be the production of high-grade plastics made...

source: AAAS via EurekAlert!


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