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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in December 2010
Bugs Produce Plastics from Waste
12/23/2010  Post a comment
A Swedish company is commissioning two new plants in final tests to prove commercial potential of new technology.
Chevy Volt Uses Oil Spill Plastics
12/22/2010  Post a comment
The Enduraprene process cross links shredded boom with rubber from old tires to make air deflectors.
Additive Manufacturing Technology Expands
12/15/2010  Post a comment
Objet, EOS, Z Corp. and 3D Systems introduce new technology at Euromold
Ford Accelerates Recycled Content Program
12/9/2010  Post a comment
The redesigned Focus uses cotton from recycled clothing for sound absorption in ramped-up sustainability strategy.
Composites Cut Weight on Backcountry Aircraft
12/8/2010  Post a comment
Direct long-fiber composites are used in hatch covers on the new amphibious model of the Quest Kodiak.
TV Screens May Be Produced on Plastic Rolls
12/7/2010  Post a comment
Electroactive polymers combine with new manufacturing approaches to revolutionize electronic devices
Haptic Actuators Energize Video Games
12/3/2010  Post a comment
Electroactive polymers used in game controllers provide sensations simulating on-screen action
Concept Shoe Emphasizes ‘Green' Materials
12/2/2010  Post a comment
Safety shoe prototype uses bioplastics and water-based adhesives

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Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
Remote monitoring now looks beyond the individual motor or conveyor and instead views the process from end to end.
BASF is partnering with Hyundai on a high-performance concept car that showcases both eco-friendly, sustainable materials and materials to enable lighter weight cars.
In an move to ease the use of multiple product design tools, PLM provider Aras and EDM company Zuken have integrated their products.
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