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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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While the strongest fabrics are man-made and use nanotechnology processes to produce textiles that can stand up to extreme forces and conditions, scientists are researching nature-made materials spun by spiders to gain a better understanding of the possible uses of strong,...

source: Chicago Daily Herald

Meridian Waste Solutions Inc., an innovative technology and integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, recently announced a strategic partnership with Genarex FD LLC to develop a broader range of bio-additives for the plastics market. Genarex extracts otherwise...

source: Biomass

SolidWorks is working with HP on computer modeling of the Multi Jet Fusion process and with 3D Systems to optimize designs for plastic and metal printing without STL conversion.

source: Plastics Technology

Cornell University in the USA has developed a new additive that 'melds incompatible types of plastic together.' Hailed as a remarkable innovation that is expected to boost plastics recycling efficiency, it has won the 2017 Newcomb Cleveland Prize and $25,000 awarded...

source: Recycling International

Robotic Modeling Assistant (RoMA) is a joint project out of MIT and Cornell that brings together a variety of different emerging technologies in an attempt to build a better prototyping machine. Using an augmented reality headset...

source: Tech Crunch

The breakthrough bottle, which is also 100% recyclable, features a new, transparent design. It is made from post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sourced within Europe, and has a 70 percent lower carbon footprint compared to its supplier’s virgin, non-recycled...

source: Packaging News

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