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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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Can you use residue from palm oil plantations in all-cellulose composite films? Find out in this recent paper published in #openaccess journal SPE Polymers.

source: SPE

Conor Carlin is managing director for Illig North America, and was recently named VP Sustainability of SPE. He spoke with Plastics Machinery Magazine editor Ron Shinn about his 20-year career in the plastics industry and how SPE is encouraging sustainable practices.

source: Plastics Machinery Magazine

While plastics recycling is not new science, current processes don't make it economically worthwhile — waste plastics get "down-cycled" into lower grade, less useful material. It's a challenge that continues to be an obstacle...

source: DOE/Ames Laboratory via ScienceDaily

Scientists from the GEMTEX research laboratory have worked with the Swedish University of Borås and China’s Soochow University, to develop a new range of polymers for printing directly onto fabrics.

source: 3D Printing Industry

While additive manufacturing is rapidly evolving and continues to mature past prototyping toward production-ready manufacturing, many enterprises continue to have difficulty expanding beyond AM basics and are not sure where to begin.

source: The Additive Report

The spot resin markets maintained the momentum of the past couple of months and continued to transact at a very rapid rate, reports the PlasticsExchange in its Market Update. Last week perhaps was the busiest of all, as the industry braced as Hurricane Delta barreled toward...

source: Plastics Today


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