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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in May 2010
Open Source Systems Emerge in 3D Printing
5/25/2010  2 comments
New inexpensive 3D printers made from model kits make significant headway in rapid protoyping.
New Materials Debut at Rapid 2010
5/24/2010  Post a comment
Recently developed metals and plastics target improved functional product testing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.
Z Corp. Introduces New Rapid Prototyping Tool
5/19/2010  Post a comment
The ZBuilder Ultra introduced at Rapid 2010 is faster and less expensive than existing stereolithography systems used for rapid prototyping

Children's Furniture Features Bioplastic Hybrid Compounds

5/11/2010  1 comment

Car applications are close for Biopropylene, which is a drop-in replacement for polypropylene

Carbon Motors' E7 Brings LEDs, Aluminum Frame, Diesel Engine to Police Force
5/11/2010  1 comment
New domestic carmaker focuses veteran team of auto engineers and designers to build the nation's first purpose-built law enforcement vehicle
Toray, Airbus Ink 15-year CFRP Partnership
5/11/2010  Post a comment
Intermediate modulus prepreg is being qualified for the A350 XWB

Algae Biomass Could be Central to New Plastics Compounds

5/7/2010  Post a comment
Cereplast plans to introduce commercial-grade plastic compounds that incorporate algae materials by the end of this year.
Celanese Acquires Two DuPont Polymer Lines
5/6/2010  Post a comment
The Ticona group takes a strong position in liquid crystal polymers

New Coatings Bring Soft Touch to Hard Surfaces

5/4/2010  Post a comment

Soft-touch coatings made with raw materials from Bayer MaterialScience LLC can be used in applications ranging from medical devices to automobile interiors.

Stock Shapes Feature CNT Composites

5/4/2010  Post a comment

New extruded stock shapes combine high-performance plastics with highly dispersed carbon nanotubes.

Textile Fibers Boost Modulus of Liquid Silicone Rubbers

5/4/2010  Post a comment

The modulus of liquid silicone rubber materials has been significantly increased through the use of textile fibers chemically bonded to the silicone matrix.

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