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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Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
The term "multiphysics" is used to describe the simulation of multiple types of physics and their influence on one another -- for example, the investigation of the behavior of a chemical in liquid form will involve both chemistry and fluid dynamics.
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