GLS Corp.'s Thermoplastic Elastomers Division has revamped its website (www.glscorp.com), adding new elastomer design tools as well as information on market trends. The site now includes a tool kit with suggestions on mold and part design, as well as a "develop your own TPE" section, in which engineers can begin the process of tailoring a material formulation to specific application requirements.
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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