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Content posted in March 2008
The Tear Down Lab
3/27/2008  Post a comment
PPDC Engineer Paul Siebert explains the role of The Tear Down center and then Andy Poslinski talks about the movement toward sustainable plastic.
Scoring Air Bags Panels
3/27/2008  Post a comment
Manager Tom Dunton explains the role of the PPDC. Then Operations Leader Vincent Lanning shows how air bag housing is tested.
One Giant Machine
3/27/2008  Post a comment
PPDC Manager Tom Dunton describes the biggest injection molding machine at the PPDC, a rarely-used four-story 5,500-ton Kraus Maffei unit.
Spinning Ultem
3/27/2008  Post a comment
Ultem resin can be spun into fiber that has many uses.
Jumbo Thermoforming
3/27/2008  Post a comment
PPDC Engineer Dan Sowle shows how large panels for railroad passenger cars and passenger jetliners can be made from the thermoforming process.
Reducing Blu-ray Disk Failures
3/27/2008  Post a comment
PPDC Engineer Greg Harley is testing a new coating that promises to reduce Blu-ray disc failures.
Cutting Energy Costs
3/27/2008  Post a comment
PPDC engineer Greg Tremblay uses inductive heat to cut energy consumed by an injection molding machine.
Mimicking Metal
3/27/2008  Post a comment
PPDC Operations Leader Vincent Lanning shows how plastic can feel just like metal.
Need A Lift?
3/27/2008  Post a comment
Sabic’s PPDC has about a dozen overhead cranes for moving around machines and molds weighing up to 35 tons. One crane has a 350-ton capacity.
An Aesthetic Look
3/27/2008  Post a comment
PPDC Operations Leader Vincent Lanning shows how a process gives parts made from filled plastic resin an aesthetic look.
NeuroArm Surgical Robot Operates with Guidance from MRI
3/4/2008  Post a comment
Nanomotion¿s piezoelectric motion components go into medical devices in close proximity to magnetically sensitive imaging systems. The latest example is the NeuroArm, a surgical robot that operates with real-time guidance from an MRI machine.

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