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Local Motors to Produce 1st 3-D-Printed Automobile Fleet

The auto industry is set to experience another ripple of change as tech company Local Motors recently announced its plans to open a microfactory in the Washington, D.C., area to design, produce and sell the world's first 3-D-printed automobile fleet. In an industry just...

source: By Ryan Clark
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The ability to tailor the properties of polymeric materials has led to the widespread use of polymer blends....

source: SPE Plastics Research Online

French cosmetics firm L'Oreal is teaming up with bio-engineering start-up Organovo to 3-D-print human skin. It said the printed skin would be used in product tests. Organovo has already made headlines with claims that it can 3-D-print a human liver but this is its first...

source: BBC News

A research team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Washington State University and the University of Idaho has succeeded in developing a shape-memory polymer that can change from its original shape, through a sequence of temporary shapes,...

source: AZoM

Floreon’s patented polymer formulation yields PLA-based polymer blends suitable for thermoformed and injection-molded packaging that also show promise for film and blow-molding operations. Bioplastic technology company Floreon Transforming...

source: Packaging Digest

A simple process for making flexible polymer supercapacitors could have implications for wearable electronics, according to researchers at Rice University in Texas. The process, which turns common polymers into graphene, may also have applications in catalysis and the manufacture...

source: The Engineer

Not all plastics are created equal. Malleable thermoplastics can be easily melted and reused in products such as food containers. Other plastics, called thermosets, are essentially stuck in their final form because of cross-linking chemical bonds that give them their strength...

source: F&D Magazine


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