Tag Archives: polyamide

Ford Develops Rear Seat iPad Holder–Just For China

There’s a lot of hand-wringing in the media about the economic slowdown in China, but it remains a haven for conspicuous consumption. Ford, for example, has developed an iPad [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Injection Molding, Polyacetal, Polyamides , , , , , , ,

Big Three Expand Use of Under-Hood 100% PCR Polyamide

Wellman now has more than 150 automotive engineering approvals for use of its engineering plastics made from recycled carpet and other materials. Nearly 40 are for a material [..]

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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 , , , , , , ,

Why the Freeformer Is So Important To Injection Molding

The Arburg Freeformer additive manufacturing machine (dubbed AKF) made its debut at K2013 in Germany and it will move squarely into prime time at NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida [..]

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Kia Boosts Mechanicals of CFRP in Award-Winning Frame

Carbon composite replaces steel in a panoramic sun roof frame in the 2015 Kia Sorento. The number of parts is reduced from 33 to four and weight is [..]

Asia, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Compounding, Design, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

First Sustainable Crank Shaft Cover Get A Dose of Castor

A crank shaft cover with integrated oil seal in the new Volkswagen MDB-4 diesel engine platform is made with a 50 percent glass filled polyamide 4/10 that is [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Europe, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material, Two-Shot , , , , , ,

War On ISIS Speeds Development Of Drones

Among the eye-catching exhibits at IMTS 2014 in Chicago earlier this month were new military drones that can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 1 and at [..]

Additive manufacturing, Carbon Composites, Defense, Epoxy, Polyamides , ,

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 , , ,

Chinese Entry Ups the Ante for Bio Polyamides

A rapidly emerging Shanghai chemical producer announced at Chinaplas last week that it has started commercial production of a polyamide (nylon) made 100 percent from plant sugars using [..]

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Solar Impulse 2: A Collaboration of Idealism and Technology

The newest version of the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse features a wingspan of 236 feet, a weight of 2.3 tons (similar to a Jeep), and horsepower in the [..]

Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Green, Polyamides, Polyurethane foam , , , ,