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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in December 2011
Light Cure Technology Bonds Adhesives
12/27/2011  7 comments
The Loctite AssureCure System shows that the adhesive has cured fully and reached the desired strength for the application.
Ford Turns Recycled Bottles Into Car Seats
12/21/2011  29 comments
Plastic bottles and post-industrial waste turn into seat fabric for Ford's Focus EV.
Thermoplastic Resin Has Glass-Like Qualities
12/20/2011  20 comments
New thermoplastic has all the best characteristics of thermosetting resins, except it can be reshaped at high temperatures, like glass.
Adhesives May Predict Structural Failures in Planes
12/16/2011  15 comments
A new class of adhesives in R&D may help predict structural failure of aircraft composites.
Choosing the Right Gasket
12/15/2011  3 comments
Selecting the most appropriate gasket material requires defining the primary function of the gasket.
Additive Techniques Come to Low-Volume Manufacturing
12/14/2011  16 comments
New materials are speeding 3D prototyping and short production runs.
3D Printing Gets Low-Cost Lease Option
Product News 
12/13/2011  6 comments
Stratasys becomes first company to offer monthly leasing of professional 3D printer, software, and supplies bundle.
3D Engineering Material Enables Thermal Functional Testing
Product News 
12/9/2011  7 comments
Objet has introduced a high-temperature engineering material for the thermal functional testing of 3D printed parts and prototypes.
Top 5 Materials Trends of 2011
12/5/2011  11 comments
The five most important materials trends of this past year enable volume manufacturing.
Aerospace Companies Boost Reach With Composite Buys
12/1/2011  5 comments
Is a wave of aerospace component manufacturers buying composite makers about to break? Two acquisitions in the last month and one earlier in the year may portend a trend.

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