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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

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

A new method developed by researchers in Japan has solved the tricky problem of successfully 3D printing multicolor and multi-material microstructures in a single-step method.

source: Plastics Today

Engineering innovations in 3D printing methods such as stereolithography and digital light processing have driven design advances in fields ranging from aerospace to medicine. Such light-induced polymerization processes typically rely on relatively high-photon-energy ultraviolet...

source: Laser Focus World

Face shields, takeout food containers, bubble wrap for online orders, plastic bags from grocery deliveries — think about how much people around the world are relying on mountains of plastic to get through this pandemic. Well,...

source: NPR


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