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The Benefits of Using CNC Aluminum and 3D Injection Molding
5 Ways to Keep Your Machine Shop Competitive in the Digital Age
High Performance Plastic Materials Guide
5 High Performance Plastics for the Semiconductor Industry
Product-Cutting Time Halved with 90,000-psi Waterjet Pump
Machine Design Staff
Considerations When Using Plastic Gears
Ultrasion Marries Micro Molding with Ultrasonics
Gears Look to the Future for Material
Recent advancements in material engineering have provided alternatives for gear materials.
Mineral Fillers Improve Plastics
Engineers can add minerals such as mica, clay, or calcium carbonate to plastics to tailor their conductivity, shrinkage, and mold times.
Machine Design’s Products of the Week (3/30-4/6)
This gallery features products from surface-mount terminal blocks to auto-darkening welding helmet. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications...
From Tomato to Tom-AUTO: Ford and Heinz Team Up
Ford Motor Co. has been working for two years with several companies, including the H.J. Heinz Co., on developing a 100% plant-based plastic that could be used to make automotive...
2014-2015 Calendar of materials events
Lindsey Frick Blog
It all starts with materials. Here's a list of tradeshows featuring advanced or new materials.
Self-lubricating polymers bolster machine output
Redesigning with thermoplastic elastomers
Plastic-film sensor may double as energy harvesting device
New bag design creates hype to keep fruit ripe
Low-density silicone cuts weight in aircraft nacelle
Silicones aren’t made to run, but they are made to fly.
Material helps build a lightweight train
A new polyurethane-based sandwich material allows the building of more lightweight trains.
Recycling thermoforms gets a C+
Why do thermoformed packaging such as blister packs typically end up in landfills, even though many of them are made of PC PET?
Theory is great, but don’t forget end users
Designers should not forget the end user
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