Category Archives: Polyphenylene sulfide

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 , , ,

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 ,

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

PEEK, PEI Growth Explodes While PC Plants Close

Growth for high-end, specialty engineering plastics will far outpace the bread-and-butter, big-volume types as design engineers push the needle on applications requiring high heat or other demanding properties in [..]

ABS, Aircraft, Automotive, Engineering Thermoplastics, Medical, Oil Country, PEEK, Polyamides, Polycarbonate, Polyphenylene sulfide , , , , , , ,

New Super Plastics Can Beat Metals

An under-the-radar Arizona-based company has developed new molding and sizing technology to produce what it calls “the strongest line of injection moldable thermoplastic composites available.” The reinforcing material [..]

Aircraft, Alternative energy, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Defense, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Industrial, Injection Molding, Medical, North America, Oil Country, Polyamides, Polyphenylene sulfide, Polyphthalamide, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

Gas-Assist Process Creates Tubes With Turns, Fastening Points

IVP Plastics of Washington, Illinois uses a gas-assist molding technology to create a one-shot injection-molded, non-linear hollow shape with 90 degree turns and molded fastening points, according to [..]

Automotive, Gas-Assist Injection Molding, North America, Polyphenylene sulfide , , , ,

New PPS Speeds Crystallization, Reducing Mold Temperature

A new engineering plastic from Celanese is advancing the potential for overmolding of RFID tags. Fortron ICE polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) enables full crystallinity at lower temperatures while maintaining [..]

Electronics, Industrial, Polyphenylene sulfide , ,

New Organosilicons Extend the Range of Polyamides, PPS, PEEK

An under-the-radar, small custom compounder in South Plainfield, New Jersey, shows the increasing specialization and complexity of today’s engineering plastics industry. Technical staff at privately owned Polymer Dynamix, [..]

Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Flame Retardant, Industrial, North America, Polyamides, Polyphenylene sulfide , , ,

Molded Plastic Transmission Piston Debuts at Chrysler

A molded plastic transmission accumulator piston is replacing a cast and machined aluminum part, saving Chrysler more than $2 million annually. Testing shows outstanding wear performance. The piston [..]

Automotive, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Injection Molding, North America, Polyphenylene sulfide, Reinforcing Material , ,

Rinspeed’s Newest Lightweight Wonder Eyes Series Partners

New concepts in lightweight car design are becoming primary features of German trade shows. And one of the leading players is Rinspeed, a niche Swiss automotive developer founded [..]

Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Green, Injection Molding, Polyacetal, Polyphenylene sulfide, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material ,