Plastics: More Powerful Than You Might Think

September 02, 2016

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:

The full e-book can be downloaded here.

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