IDES, a provider of plastics data management services, announced a release of over 2,000 new plastic material property datasheets on its website, Prospector. Data are presented in ASTM, ISO, and CAMPUS® formats with options to display English or SI units. Supported by the plastics industry, IDES offers the searchable catalog with an inventory of data covering 45,517 plastic materials from 390 global suppliers. The subscription-based directory includes trade name, product name, and detailed property and processing information used to describe a given plastic. Check out www.ides.com/data.
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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