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.
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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