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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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source: By Don Rosato

While companies like Local Motors are dabbling with the idea of a fully 3-D-printed car, bigger manufacturers are embracing the technology on a smaller scale. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is harnessing the on-demand benefits of parts produced in...

source: Gizmag

Toray Plastics (North Kingstown, RI), a US-based manufacturer of polypropylene, polyester, metallized and biobased films, has expanded its portfolio of lidding films with LumiLid XL7AF – an anti-fog lidding film for use with fresh...

source: Plastics Today

Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer-lasting than lumber and strong enough to support 120-ton locomotives. Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other plastics that we recycle. It's called structural plastic lumber, and the ingenious,...

source: Science Daily

The use of bioplastics is set to rise markedly due to improved technologies, according to a U.S.-based research firm. In its report, "Global Markets and Technologies for Bioplastics," BCC Research has analyzed specific end markets...

source: Plastics News

You may have heard something during the past week about a little smartphone game called “Pokémon Go.” Or maybe you’ve just seen people wandering past community centers, parks, churches, museums and even random businesses holding their smartphones out...

source: Plastics News


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