Pat Long, president of Formed Plastics, explains why rotational molding worked for a Kynar tank project while conventional wisdom may have titled toward blow or injection molding, or even fabricated metal or plastics approaches. Formed Plastics won best of show for the tank at the annual design competition of the Association of Rotational Molders. The interviewer is DN materials contributor Doug Smock (Time: 5:27).
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This slideshow includes several versions of multi-materials machines, two different composites processes including one at microscale, and two vastly different metals processes. Potential game-changers down the line include three microscale processes.
Hosted CAD or PDM systems is an emerging technology that offers many advantages over traditional on premise workstation CAD configurations and is making many companies rethink how to deliver future CAD software solutions.
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