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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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Artificial intelligence is evolving from a machine‐learning tool to a vital production and quality control capability | By Jim Romeo Read the Story

source: SPE Plastics Engineering magazine

Until now, metal and plastic additive manufacturing technologies have been incompatible with each other because their melting points are very different. Moreover, current 3D printers employ either plastic or metal only, and the conventional...

source: 3DPrint.com

Researchers have made what they said is a considerable advancement toward more sustainable and low-waste additive manufacturing with the development of a new bio-based resin for optic 3D printing.

source: Design News

Plastic waste presents a number of environmental problems. Although only a small fraction of it enters rivers, lakes and oceans, it can be transformed there into micro- and nanoplastics that are harmful to aquatic organisms. When plastic waste is buried in landfills or incinerated,...

source: AAAS

Demand for biodegradable polymers has been rising as a result of environmental concerns regarding the use of nonrenewable materials. Styrofoam and other plastics are among the most produced materials used for packaging and other applications. Such materials cause land and...

source: Plastics Today

Polyethylene prices eased a cent last week, a small yet notable retreat from the average $0.19/lb gains garnered during the previous four months. The PE market is still categorically tight, but the rally seems to be running its...

source: Plastics Today

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