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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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You may know what DEI stands for, but do you know what it really means? There’s still time to register for SPE’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Manufacturing Virtual Event taking place January 27-28, 2022. Hear...

source: SPE

In a recent study published in the journal Applied Materials Today, researchers from China developed a facile method to fabricate smart multi-responsive shape and color memory materials using poly(ε-caprolactone)-based dynamic...

source: AZO Materials

Researchers from the University of Birmingham, U.K., and Duke University, U.S., have created a new family of polymers from sustainable sources that retain all of the same qualities as common plastics, but are also degradable and mechanically recyclable. The scientists...

source: Technology Networks

To mold acceptable parts that meet cosmetic and dimensional specifications, it is important to understand the basics of fountain flow and how it exerts itself throughout the entire molding process. In thermoplastic injection molding, the mold is always said to be “cold”...

source: Plastics Technology

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory used polymer chemistry to transform a common household plastic into a reusable adhesive with a rare combination of strength and ductility, making it one of the toughest materials ever reported.

source: Phys.org

Despite efforts to promote recycling and reuse of plastic materials, the plastic problem continues to be a global problem. West Virginia University engineers hope to debottleneck the remaining challenges for recycling of single-use plastic packaging by upcycling them into...

source: Technology Networks

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