BASF will apply its "Ultramid" name to the company's entire line of nylon 6 engineering thermoplastics in North America. As of July 1, thermoplastics currently sold as "Capron" will be renamed. BASF added the Capron resins to its nylon 6 product line in May 2003, when it acquired the Honeywell engineering plastics business. Other nylon name changes are in the works. For more information, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-575.
Siemens and Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology have achieved a faster production process based on selective laser melting for speeding up the prototyping of big, complex metal parts in gas turbine engines.
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