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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 vast majority of the total tonnage used in wind turbine blade manufacturing are glass fiber and thermoset...

source: By Don Rosato

Teijin Group companies Toho Tenax and GH Craft Ltd. are supporting Japanese institution Kogakuin University in developing an advanced solar-powered car fabricated using carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic. The vehicle will be entered in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the...

source: Plastics Today

A research team has developed a new hybrid photocatalyst that utilizes visible light to break down BPAs. This catalyst could be used for safe disposal of BPAs and other similar materials, and for treating water supplies. In the 1950s, scientists...

source: AZoM

Scientists at the University of Nottingham say they have discovered the first fully synthetic substrate with potential to grow billions of stem cells. Their study (“Discovery of a Novel Polymer for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Expansion and Multilineage Differentiation”),...

source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Researchers from North Dakota State University have developed a new kind of plastic made from plant sugars that can be broken down with light and can be reused over and over again. The scientists are working with the new renewable biomass feedstock to create a polymer that...

source: Circulate News

Despite all the fanfare, 3-D printing has yet to hit its stride. Up until now, its best uses have been in designing, prototyping, and making creepy copies of yourself. This tends to stem from the fact that you can generally only...

source: Quartz


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