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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in February 2010
Designers Love the Feel of Wood-Based Plastics
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A life-cycle analysis will determine the environmental value of the 80-year-old polymers
New Titanium Alloy Will Lighten Airframes
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Lower forming temperature boosts productivity of the recently developed material
New Elastomers Target PVC in Medical Applications
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Exposure to phthalate plasticizers raises concerns
Molded Carbon Composite Brackets Lighten Aircraft
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New material offers up to 80 percent reduction for aerospace applications
Plastics Engineers Cite Environmental Winners
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Products range from pavers made of old tires to an additive that breaks down PVC
Poor Plastic Selection Caused Gas Pedal Failures
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Toyota outlines technical problems in letter to the NHTSA
Emphasis on Design Engineering Pays off for Injection Molder
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Tough jobs include lead-free PPS plumbing fixtures and mobile, rugged GPS for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan
Molded Plastic Replaces Metal for High-Heat Engine Bushings
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2/2/2010  1 comment
DuPont's Vespel polyimide exhibits very low creep even with loads at high temperatures




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