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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in February 2010
Designers Love the Feel of Wood-Based Plastics
2/25/2010  Post a comment
A life-cycle analysis will determine the environmental value of the 80-year-old polymers
New Titanium Alloy Will Lighten Airframes
2/25/2010  Post a comment
Lower forming temperature boosts productivity of the recently developed material
New Elastomers Target PVC in Medical Applications
2/19/2010  Post a comment
Exposure to phthalate plasticizers raises concerns
Molded Carbon Composite Brackets Lighten Aircraft
2/17/2010  Post a comment
New material offers up to 80 percent reduction for aerospace applications
Plastics Engineers Cite Environmental Winners
2/12/2010  Post a comment
Products range from pavers made of old tires to an additive that breaks down PVC
Poor Plastic Selection Caused Gas Pedal Failures
2/11/2010  Post a comment
Toyota outlines technical problems in letter to the NHTSA
Emphasis on Design Engineering Pays off for Injection Molder
2/5/2010  2 comments
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
2/2/2010  1 comment
DuPont's Vespel polyimide exhibits very low creep even with loads at high temperatures

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