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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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By way of an introduction definition, the term bioplastics is not limited to biodegradable or compostable...

source: By Don Rosato

At the risk of drawing the ire of 90 percent+ of plastic part designers, my experience is that by 90 percent+ of part designers create designs that fall far short of optimum. The problem is that most designers do not have...

source: Plastics Engineering

The bio-based products industry is small but growing, according to a government study that shows the industry, including bioplastics, created 220,000 new jobs and grew by $24 billion in 2014. While only about 2 percent of the plastic produced globally is bio-based, the...

source: Plastics News

Polymers are very large molecules consisting of thousands, even millions, of atoms bonded together in a repeating pattern similar to a chain. They make up many of the things around us we consider part of our everyday lives, from bottles and tires to airplanes and medical...

source: Science Daily

Medicine, mobile phones, computers and clothes could all be enhanced using the process for making paint, according to research by the University of Warwick. A breakthrough in the understanding of polymers – the molecules from...

source: Phys.org

Chemical engineers at the University of Melbourne have found a way to 3-D print smart polymers (or plastics) that can perform a function, in a way that is cheaper, cleaner and more accessible than ever before. These smart and functional polymers that are being produced by...

source: Phys.org


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