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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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Manufacturing continues to expand, but a lack of business spending...

source: By Chelsea Adams

Hermann Staudinger was a pacifist, but this was one fight he was determined to win. In 1920, the German chemist proposed that polymers – a broad class of compounds that included rubber and cellulose – were made of long...

source: Nature

When it comes to even the most advanced materials, the adage "if it does not bend, it breaks" is often true. But before that final snap, most materials experience microscopic damage that could be fixed – but only if you know it's there. In a study published in ACS...

source: Science Daily

Continuing its effort to connect with the industrial design community, PolyOne Corp. returns this year to the annual conference of the Industrial Designers Society of America with a new project showcasing how manufacturing feasibility...

source: Plastics News

Turkey’s plastics industry is concerned that the failed coup in mid-July is making global manufacturers skittish about the supply chain there, and it plans a publicity effort to try to reassure them and retain business. The head...

source: Plastics News

IBM and Stanford University Researchers are developing catalysts that promise to make cheaper, sustainable, biodegradable plastics with improved properties compared with conventional routes for such plastics. "What's exciting about this discovery is that we now have a cheaper...

source: Plastics News

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