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Douglas Smock
Member Since: July 5, 2011
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posted in July 2011

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Carbon Composites Achieve Auto Breakthrough
News 
7/29/2011  7 comments
Carbon composites will play a major role in reducing car weight as a result of a new process technology that improves quality and cuts production time by 75 percent.
Solvay Pumps OLEDs
News 
7/27/2011  2 comments
Global chemicals giant Solvay is making a $14.5 million investment in Plextronics in a push to to jumpstart development of printed electronics such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Comment:Overkill - Douglas Smock-7/27/2011
Comment:Impressive - Douglas Smock-7/26/2011
Stratasys Develops Static-Dissipative ABS
Product News 
7/26/2011  3 comments
Electronics manufacturers can now produce assembly aids using additive manufacturing systems that quickly make precise parts from CAD files.
Comment:Apollo 13 - Douglas Smock-7/25/2011
Chemical Additive Protects Plastics From Rats
News 
7/25/2011  9 comments
An Indian company has developed a proprietary chemical additive that repels rodents and insects from plastic wire and cable at a lower cost than sheathing.
Comment:Bad idea - Douglas Smock-7/22/2011
Dow & Mitsui Plan Brazil Bioplastics Plant
News 
7/22/2011  5 comments
Dow and Mitsui are collaborating to build the world's largest integrated biopolymers plant.
Comment:Cool Stuff - Douglas Smock-7/22/2011
Comment:Amazing - Douglas Smock-7/21/2011
Self-Locking Fastener Improves Elbow Implant
News 
7/21/2011  5 comments
An innovative medical development company in Miami is using a self-locking fastener to dramatically extend the life of an elbow implant.
Old Tires & Soy Seed Ford's Gaskets
Engineering Materials 
7/20/2011  7 comments
Ford continues its leadership in development of natural automotive materials with use of recycled tires and soy oil to make seals and engine gaskets.
Comment:Interesting - Douglas Smock-7/18/2011
Looking for the Inside Story on Injection Molding?
Engineering Materials 
7/18/2011  3 comments
Plasticstoday.com is holding a virtual event on plastics molding technology September 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.
In-Mold Assembly Process Boosts Automotive Seal
News 
7/15/2011  10 comments
Officials say there are other quality improvements in the process, which is in production on the new Ford C-Max, in addition to weight and cost savings.
Alcoa Makes DFMA Case for Aluminum's Sustainability
Engineering Materials 
7/14/2011  12 comments
A team at the Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh analyzed several tools and chose DFMA as a way to prove that aluminum is a better sustainability option than other materials for select applications.
Let's Make Plastics From Our Southern Scourge
Engineering Materials 
7/12/2011  8 comments
It's time to get creative about the feedstocks we want to use as a replacement for oil and natural gas.
Design for Recyclability
Features 
7/12/2011  10 comments
Component reduction through modular design and fastener standardization is paving the way for faster disassembly.
Comment:Re: How? - Douglas Smock-7/11/2011
Phillips Plastics Establishes European Presence
News 
7/11/2011  2 comments
Phillips Plastics, a major US contract manufacturer that long eschewed foreign manufacturing plants, is dramatically changing direction with the acquisition of a major European medical manufacturer.
Comment:Thumbs Up - Douglas Smock-7/8/2011
Micro Parts Aren't Just Tiny -- They're Top Secret
Engineering Materials 
7/7/2011  5 comments
Only a handful of companies are actively producing micro-molded components in the United States, and they aren't your usual suspects.
Outsourcing Bridges Is a Crazy Idea
Engineering Materials 
7/6/2011  13 comments
Construction workers in Shanghai are making a replacement bridge for the 2.2-mile span that was damaged in the 1989 Bay Area earthquake.
It's Time for a Straight Pitch on Green Polymers
Blog 
7/5/2011  5 comments
A feedstock shortage pushed Arkema to develop a renewable feedstock for Plexiglas acrylic, but the pitch is all about saving the world.


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