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3M Targets Ultrasonic Assist To Mold Complex Optical Parts

3M has developed a technology that uses ultrasonic energy applied to a plastic-filled mold to relieve flow-induced stresses in a still-forming precision optical part. The technology addresses the [..]

Acrylic, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Injection Molding, North America , , , ,

SABIC Surprises At NPE With Focus on Additive Manufacturing

There is an interesting, and to some extent unexpected, focus on additive manufacturing at NPE2015, a show dominated by the big iron of injection molding, extrusion, and other [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Engineering Thermoplastics, Polycarbonate , , , , , ,

3M Develops Microstructure Tooling For Tail Lens

A thermoformed microstructured plastic is replacing an injected molded lens in the rear tail lamp of the Buick Enclave. The result is more even illumination, greater design freedom, [..]

Automotive, Design, North America, Polycarbonate , , ,