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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in January 2011
USDA Announces Green Labeling Program
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1/28/2011  Post a comment
Products with at least 25 percent renewables' content receive special designation.
Boeing Shifts to Composites for 787 Floors
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1/25/2011  Post a comment
Reinforced plastic composites will replace the original design of titanium for Dreamliner floors.
Canadian Project Illustrates Illogic of Plastics Recycling
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1/24/2011  Post a comment
Locally made plastic lumber uses imported plastic waste.
Molded Plastic Boosts the Glock’s Profile
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1/18/2011  Post a comment
An Austrian polymer engineer named Gaston Glock made the first widespread use of molded plastic in hand guns.
3-D Printing Collaboration Will Be Extended
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1/18/2011  1 comment

Hewlett-Packard is selling 3-D printers manufactured by Stratasys

Fish Fins Inspire Robotic Gripper Design
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1/11/2011  Post a comment
Plastic components made with additive manufacturing processes provide light weight and flexibility.
Metals' Capacity Races to Meet Aircraft Demand
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1/10/2011  Post a comment
Suppliers warn of supply chain challenges as Boeing, Airbus predict booming production.
Aircraft Demand Hikes Titanium Fastener Use
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1/3/2011  Post a comment
Carpenter Technology targets high value specialty metal markets for future growth.




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