Minnesota Rubber/QMR Plastics (www.mnrubber.com) has converted a water control valve from brass to molded assembly. The new valve features a 74 percent weight reduction, non-corrosive reinforced thermoplastic body, total sealing, and identical inlet and outlet plumbing connections as on the previous brass model.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
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