Welch's and Blue Marble Biomaterials Announce Planned Collaboration
December 13, 2016
Welch Foods, Inc. and biochemical manufacturer Blue Marble Biomaterials announced their intention to collaborate to bring naturally derived biochemicals to the public.
SPE seeks new CEO as De Vos returns to Industry
December 8, 2016
SPE announces that its CEO, Willem De Vos, will leave the organization in 2017.
KraussMaffei at Swiss Plastics: High precision in silicone processing
December 7, 2016
At the Swiss Plastics Expo exhibition (January 24 to 26, 2017), KraussMaffei will be demonstrating how a PX 50-180 SilcoSet can satisfy medical requirements with high precision and productivity in the growth market of silicone.
Plastics Industry Association Drops SPI, Announces New Way Forward
December 6, 2016
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced its new name, Plastics Industry Association, PLASTICS for short, and unveiled a new website, demonstrating that as the plastics industry grows and evolves, so does the association.
DuPont and Longxi Achieve a Breakthrough in Self-lubricating Spherical Bearings for Aircraft
December 1, 2016
DuPont and Fujian Longxi Bearing (Group) Corporation Limited have teamed up to achieve a breakthrough in the use of self-lubricating spherical bearings in aircraft design which will improve performance and reduce cost for aerospace companies.
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In this issue:
Global Machinery Trends 2017
What Exactly is Industry 4.0?
Robots Rising: Collaborators or Competitors?
Education Start-Up Taking a Novel Approach
Methodologies for Better Tool Design
ACCE Best Papers: Glass-Fiber Composites
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Unusual ‘Extrusion’ Molding Is Commercial
September 13, 2016
Low-shear, low pressure “extrusion” molding machines developed by Extrude to Fill LLC, Loveland, CO, a 2014 start-up, have been commercially molding tiny acoustic parts since 2015. Extrude to Fill’s process melts plastic without motion using electric heater bands in a thin-walled extruder barrel using conduction, not compression or friction between screw and barrel. The screw turns only to fill molds.
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