DSM Engineering Plastics has entered into the film market with the introduction of several Akulon(reg) nylon grades suitable for cast and blown film applications in various viscosities. Internally lubricated and nucleated grades also are available. The Akulon nylons are said to be extremely clean and characterized by excellent clarity, color, and low gels. They offer good puncture resistance and have low gas transmission values. DSM Engineering Plastics (M), P.O. Box 3333, Evansville, IN 47732-3333, FAX (812) 435-7706.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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