The 3D-printing filament is coated with a carbon nanotube composite and the layers are welded together using microwave energy, producing durable parts that are immediately useful in real-world applications.
The Composite Lab in Japan will allow automotive customers from across Asia to team up with Henkel experts to develop and test composite parts, and to establish the best process conditions to make their ideas ready for market.
According to a new study, global production of plastic resins and fibers increased from two million metric tons in 1950 to more than 400 million metric tons in 2015. Roughly half of that amount was produced in the last 13 years. Here’s the rest of the story.