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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in May 2010
Open Source Systems Emerge in 3D Printing
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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
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Recently developed metals and plastics target improved functional product testing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.
Z Corp. Introduces New Rapid Prototyping Tool
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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


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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
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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
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Intermediate modulus prepreg is being qualified for the A350 XWB

Algae Biomass Could be Central to New Plastics Compounds


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

New Coatings Bring Soft Touch to Hard Surfaces


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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


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

Textile Fibers Boost Modulus of Liquid Silicone Rubbers


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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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