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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in December 2010
Bugs Produce Plastics from Waste
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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
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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
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12/15/2010  Post a comment
Objet, EOS, Z Corp. and 3D Systems introduce new technology at Euromold
Ford Accelerates Recycled Content Program
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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
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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
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12/7/2010  Post a comment
Electroactive polymers combine with new manufacturing approaches to revolutionize electronic devices
Haptic Actuators Energize Video Games
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12/3/2010  Post a comment
Electroactive polymers used in game controllers provide sensations simulating on-screen action
Concept Shoe Emphasizes ‘Green' Materials
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12/2/2010  Post a comment
Safety shoe prototype uses bioplastics and water-based adhesives




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