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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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On Monday, Dec. 10, Plastics Industry Association released an official statement on the passing of President and CEO Bill Carteaux: We have lost an incredible leader, colleague and friend. Our hearts are broken to learn that PLASTICS’ President & CEO Bill Carteaux...

source: Plastics Industry Association

Screw design has evolved over the years, but some historical perspective can lead to innovative new designs for the future. In this four-part series, we'll explore the history of extrusion screw designs.

source: Plastics Engineering

Consumer goods giant Unilever plans to develop and pilot a plastic-free laundry tablet as part of its bid to “rethink plastics.” The manufacturer of leading household brands said it would invest in new crowd-sourced innovation to replace single-use sachets of...

source: Plastics News

Nestlé Waters North America (Stamford, CT), announced December 10 that it will achieve 25% recycled plastic content (PCR) across its U.S. domestic portfolio by 2021. NWNA plans to continue expanding its use of recycled materials in the coming years, further setting...

source: Plastics Today

Professors Jamison Go and John Hart of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Mechanosynthesis Group have developed new hardware that enables what they call FastFFF (fast fused filament fabrication).

source: 3Ders.org

Once thought of as a method to make trinkets, 3D printing is increasingly being used in mass manufacturing to make production cheaper, better, stronger and faster. Dartmouth professor Richard D'Aveni explains how 3D printing could have a ripple effect across the global economy,...

source: Knowledge@Wharton


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