Plastic sometimes gets a bad reputation as a weakling. They simply aren't the wimpy material many believe them to be.
In reality, plastic has become a versatile and strong material in additive manufacturing, bearings, and general components that are put to use in medical, aerospace, automotive, and other designs requiring long-term reliability. The truth is that plastic in some ways and applications can outperform metals.
In a Tech Round-Up e-book, "Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power," Design News looks at the power of modern day plastics for design and engineering.
We've gathered a collection of articles to help you design and manufacture with plastics. Articles include:
- 8 Promising New Ways to Make Bio-based & Renewable Plastics
- Medical Device Plastics Toughen Up for Harsh Hospital Environments
- Make Big, Stronger Parts With Near-Net Shape Technology
The full e-book can be downloaded here.