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posted in January 2004
Flexible and rigid plastics join forces-inside a blow mold
1/20/2004  Post a comment
Hybrid injection molding technology, which joins metal and plastic inside the mold to produce structural components that offer the best of both materials, has been around for more than a dozen years now. But Bayer Polymers, a pioneer in this technology, has now come up with a brand new kind of hybrid based on extrusion blow molding.
Silver still rules the road-but for how long?
1/14/2004  Post a comment
This should come as no surprise to anyone who ever goes for a drive, but silver for the second year in a row ranked as the most popular automotive color in the annual DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report.
MEMS' Fantastic Voyages
1/12/2004  Post a comment
Micro electromechanical devices have come a long way since they were simply researchers' toys. And the software for designing and analyzing them has come a long way, too.
New Architectures Debut for FPGAs
1/12/2004  Post a comment
Xilinx offers modular approach
Hoods Become a Materials Battleground
1/12/2004  Post a comment
Steel or aluminum? Low cost or light weight? That is the big question.

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