A recently opened exhibit at Walt Disney World aims to give guests a hands-on understanding of plastics. Sponsored by The Society of the Plastics Industry and anchored by society members DuPont and GE Advanced Materials, Fantastic Plastics Works seeks to improve the public's appreciation of plastics and to encourage young people to consider a career in plastics. Visit www.plasticsworks.com for more information.
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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