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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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ANTEC® 2019, produced by SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, is the largest, most respected and well-known technical conference in the plastics industry. It’s where classroom theory connects with real world solutions. This year, ANTEC® 2019 has been reformatted...

source: SPE

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a partially renewable-based 3D printing raw material that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery by-product:...

source: Plastics Today

The Donald Trump administration unexpectedly put a hold on steep 25 percent tariffs on injection molds imported from China in late December, a decision that industry observers say is likely to hurt American mold building companies but help U.S. plastics processors.

source: Plastics News

For the past year, Louisiana State University Biological and Agricultural Engineering senior Meagan Moore of Baton Rouge has been working to 3D print the first actual-size "human body" for radiation therapy research. While current phantoms cost $40,000, have no limbs,...

source: 3D Printing Progress

In a new study published in the January 2019 edition of Bioresource Technology, scientists have demonstrated an environmentally friendly method for the offshore production of bioplastics in large quantities. The process does not require the use of precious agricultural land...

source: European Scientist

The new technology developed by Bio-on envisages using carbon dioxide as a zero cost “raw material,” in addition to those already used to produce Bio-on bioplastic: sugar beet and sugar cane molasses, fruit and potato waste, carbohydrates, glycerol and waste...

source: CompositesWorld

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