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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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This month, we unveil SPE's new brand identity and logo. Our new logo and brand tagline "Inspiring Plastics...

source: SPE

Thermosets are plastics that are irreversibly cured. The curing process changes the resin into an insoluble polymer network. This means that unlike thermoplastics, which are widely used for 3D printing, re-heating thermosets for recycling...

source: 3D Printing Industry

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing to many people, is a revolutionary technique which can print many types of materials into pre-determined 3D geometries. There are many industries that now utilize 3D printing and the automotive industry is one of these....

source: AZO Materials

The fabric looks like pearlescent mosquito netting or a screen door made of snakeskin. As it shimmers in an ever-changing array of pinks, oranges, and greens under the light, I can literally see right through it. This is Nike Flyprint, the first 3D-printed performance fabric...

source: Fast Company

Benjamin Franklin may not have been working in the bio-economy, but he was a scientist, so he knew a little about correct processes and the right ingredients, and he certainly had an entrepreneurial spirit. And change...

source: Bio-based World News

With advances in stem cell research and nanotechnology helping us fight illnesses from heart disease to superbugs, is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a sci-fi future - part human, part synthetic?

source: BBC News


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