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Developments in materials have helped pave the way for processors to make ‘real world’ parts from what is collectively known as 3D printing. Here’s a comprehensive review of the materials available.
There was no shortage of interesting materials developments at K 2013, in particular high-performance engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic composites—much of them geared to automotive/transportation.
Solvay Specialty Polymers, Alpharetta, Ga., announced at the K 2013 show in Dusseldorf that it has reached an agreement to acquire a financial interest in Canadian-based Aonix Advanced Materials, Ottawa, Ont.
Here’s just a taste of the innovations on display, a selection of the top headlines not covered in our September show preview.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dow debuts breakthrough compatibilizer. Solvay, Borealis unveil unique materials.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Solvay Specialty Polymers has unveiled a range of recycled grades of Solef PVDF.
Two innovations in medical tubing and more than a dozen new materials, coatings, and adhesives were on display at June’s Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East show in Philadelphia.
The front face of what is said to be first stethoscope that can detect heart/lung activity in high ambient noise (above 90 dbA), including combat casualty and civilian emergency medical environments, features Radel PPSU (polyphenylsulfone) from Solvay Specialty Polymers, Alpharetta, Ga.
Under the hood of the 2012 Nissan Altima is a water outlet assembly that looks like an injection molder’s nightmare.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: What is said to be the first range of nylon 6 powders specifically developed for SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) additive-layer rapid manufacturing of complex parts is now available from Rhodia Engineering Plastics, Cranbury, N.J., a unit of Solvay's Engineering Plastics business (U.S. office in Alpharetta, Ga.). Parts made with Sinterline nylon 6 powders reportedly display heat resistance and stiffness similar to injection molded nylon 6.
New barrier materials for small fuel tanks, tooling developments for large, flat, and odd-shaped industrial parts, new all-electric machines for large containers, and gravimetric extrusion control for bottles are some of the topics discussed at the recent SPE Blow Molding Div. annual conference in Pittsburgh.
Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, Alpharetta, Ga., has introduced a new class of high-performance polyester compounds that are said to deliver higher heat and light stability than competitive materials for LED television uses, as well as general indoor/outdoor lighting applications.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A 50% glass-filled Ixef polyarylamide (PARA, also known as MXD6 nylon) from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, Alpharetta, Ga., delivers the high strength, rigidity, moldability, and ultra-smooth finish needed to replace stainless steel in new, single-use surgical devices.
Conventional molding techniques are not effective with high-temperature materials. Molders need to be aware of certain conditions and parameters to handle problems sometimes posed by high-heat injection molding.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, Alpharetta, Ga., has expanded its range of Zeniva PEEK resins for implantable medical devices with a radio-visible grade.
“We like challenges. We like to do things that other people are scared to do.”
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new materials were presented at the recent SPE Annual Blow Molding Conference in Chicago.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: New Amodel Electronic (AE) grades of polyphthalamide (high-heat polyamide) from Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC are said to eliminate corrosion issues in conditions of high heat and humidity for automotive sensors, connectors, electric motors, electronic control housings, bobbins, solenoids, and other electronic devices.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: LTL Color Compounders Inc., Morrisville, Pa., has been named an authorized color compounder for AvaSpire polyaryletherketone (PAEK) resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers LLC, Alpharetta, Ga.