Laser-markable Celanex(reg) PBT thermoplastic polyester generates bold, permanent characters and graphics without printing. The high-resolution marking technology enables automotive and other designers to decorate and identify parts permanently. The laser-markable PBTs are available in three grades, and combine the mechanical properties of conventional Celanex polyesters with laser markability. The polyesters can tolerate up to 25% regrind without loss of mechanical properties or marking quality.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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