Plastics and Composites



Gears Look to the Future for Material

Recent advancements in material engineering have provided alternatives for gear materials.
Plastics that must hold their shape and dimensions rely often rely on fillers to reduce mold shrinkage and maintain dimensional stability

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...
It all starts with materials Here39s a list of tradeshows featuring advanced or new materials

2014-2015 Calendar of materials events

It all starts with materials. Here's a list of tradeshows featuring advanced or new materials.