Category Archives: Engineering Thermoplastics

Thermoplastics Break Out In 3D-Printed Autoclavable Tools

Additive Engineering Solutions of Akron Ohio has successfully printed autoclavable composite molding tools in 16 different thermoplastics using a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine from Cincinnati Inc. [..]

Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Engineering Thermoplastics, Molds & Moldmaking, North America, Polyphenylene sulfide , , ,

New Eastman Cellulosic Alloy Targets PC, ABS

Eastman Chemical Co. announced development of an engineering bioplastic breakthrough in a press conference May 15 at Chinaplas. Eastman Trēva is an interesting material, but the words breakthrough [..]

ABS, Acrylic, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Green, North America, Polycarbonate ,

Additively Manufactured PEKK Finds Aerospace, Medical Niches

One of former president Barack Obama’s most important legacies in manufacturing policy is America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), an initiative to advance additive manufacturing. [..]

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Large 3D-Printed Plastic Tools Advance

When Boeing embarked on its ambitious plan to make huge structural sections for the Dreamliner 787 aircraft from carbon composites, big questions remained on manufacturability. The biggest composite [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Engineering Thermoplastics, North America, Polyphenylene sulfide, Reinforcing Material ,

SABIC Completes Reorganization

The SABIC plastics reorganization was completed Jan.1, leaving a strong commodity business, a beefed-up Detroit focus, and major questions surrounding the Specialties plastics products—basically the former GE Plastics [..]

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Nano Diamond Composites Target Smaller Electronic Devices

Efforts to further miniaturize electronics such as Apple iPhones may get a boost from engineering plastics compounded with industrial diamonds. A Finnish development company called Carbodeon is attempting [..]

Conductive Material, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Filler, Injection Molding, Polyamides, Polyphenylene sulfide

Collaboration Impressive on Lincoln’s New Front Camera

Seven different engineering plastics from five producers are used in a complex camera deployment mechanism hidden behind the badge emblem in the 2016 Lincoln MKX. Ford has filed [..]

Automotive, Composites, Engineering Thermoplastics, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, North America, Polyacetal, Polyamides , , , , , , , , , , ,

DuPont Develops Unique PPA for Award-Winning Injector

A fuel injector used on Honda vehicles sold in Brazil to improve cold-start performance in ethanol-fueled vehicles won the most innovative use of plastics award in the powertrain [..]

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Where Do Engineering Plastics Fit at SABIC?

Several tough years in the polycarbonate business are taking a toll on the two companies that invented the transparent engineering plastic that has been plagued by weak pricing, [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Automotive, Construction, Engineering Thermoplastics, Foam, Polycarbonate , , ,

Ultem Shortage Continues, Plant Turnaround Delayed

Shortages continue for Ultem polyetherimide in response to strong demand and lack of supply. Adding to current problems is the coming maintenance turnaround of the Ultem production plant [..]

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