Engineering Materials
Content posted in January 2012
Ford Recycles CES Plastic for Car Seats
Engineering Materials 
1/27/2012  24 comments
Ford and Unifi, maker of Repreve, will gather and recycle 2 million plastic bottles at CES and other shows for conversion into the Repreve seat fabric used in the 2012 Focus EV.
Composite Plane Repair Aided by Coating
Engineering Materials 
1/26/2012  16 comments
Coatings that make damage visible at certain wavelengths could be useful in inspecting the composites used in aircraft structures.
Vision System Powers Multi-Camera Inspection
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1/20/2012  5 comments
The newest embedded vision system targets multi-camera imaging applications where 24/7 uptime is needed.
Bridge Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles
Engineering Materials 
1/9/2012  30 comments
Recycled plastic bottles and other waste plastic are being turned into structural, weight-bearing elements of a 90-foot bridge in Scotland.

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