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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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3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is one of the hottest topics in manufacturing today....

source: By Tracy Szwec

BASF has now developed a flexible polyurethane (PU) integral foam that can be used to produce lightweight engine coverings using a single-shot process. The so-called soft cover, made from Elastofoam I 4603, is manufactured by Austrian...

source: Plastics Today

3-D printing – the process by which objects are made by layering thousands of sheets of material over one another - is a promising field of technology. The only problem is that it's an incredibly slow process, which has to date limited its manufacturing applications....

source: Nature World Report

Two Italian companies recently announced plans to process potato byproducts into plastic materials. The agreement between biotech firm Bio-on and potato products company Pizzoli aims to produce 2,000 tons of bioplastics annually with the hope of doubling that capacity in...

source: Manufacturing.net

The US Air Force (USAF) and Texas Research Institute (TRI) have developed a high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating product that can directly improve the reliability and maintainability of the air force weapon systems, including...

source: Air Force Technology

Researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have synthesized small molecules using a simple technique, thus removing a key hurdle that restricted the investigation of a class of compounds providing great potential...

source: AZoM

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