Tag Archives: Solvay Group

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 , , , ,

K2013: The Best of the Rest

Here are my remaining picks, six through 10, for the best new technologies I saw at K2013 held last month in Düsseldorf, Germany. –Doug Smock   6. Driven [..]

Automotive, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Cooling/Heating, Design, Electronics, Europe, Foam molding, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Resin Transfer Molding , , , , , , , ,

Engine Outlet Assembly Is A Marvel of Precision Engineering

MPC, Inc. (Walworth, WI) is molding a complex multifunction distribution port for the new Nissan Altima that combines sequencing, precision timing, multi-slide actions, scientific molding, and robotics. The [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, North America, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material , ,


No. 3: A solar-powered, piloted aircraft called the Solar Impulse was a technological tour-de-force at K 2010. A model of the full plane was on display at the [..]

Aircraft, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Polyphthalamide , , , , ,