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Published: 8/10/2016

Advanced Manufacturing Has Outsized Impact U.S. Economy
But overall impact is waning, pointing to need for federal and state-local strategies to boost the sector’s growth and broaden its reach.

Published: 8/9/2016

Best Paper Awards Dominated By LFT Thermoplastics
Three authors address this topic at the upcoming SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition 2016.

Published: 8/2/2016

Americhem, LPKF Team Up on Colorful Laser Plastic Welding Results
Technology allows weight, time and money savings while optimizing aesthetics.

Published: 7/25/2016

Car Parts Made From Agave?
Ford and Jose Cuervo explore development of sustainable bioplastic.

Published: 7/20/2016

Mercedes-Benz Turns to 3D Printing for Plastic Spare Parts
Marks the first time the company is offering 3D-printed spare parts.

Published: 7/13/2016

Expanding Global Middle Class Equals Growing Energy Demand
There is a clear correlation between economic growth and energy use, or put more mathematically—total people times higher living standards equals greater energy needs.

Published: 7/6/2016

New Group Gets Continuous-Fiber-Reinforced Composites Ready
New team to support partners though all stages of Tepex component development.

Published: 7/6/2016

North American Auto Sales Will Tap On the Brakes in 2017
After spiking thanks to pent-up demand following the Great Recession of 2009, automotive sales will slow in coming years.

Published: 6/23/2016

Innovation On the Agenda at TCC Auto 2016
Lots of new developments discussed including Covestro’s strategy to launch continuous reinforced PC sheet.

Published: 6/22/2016

Japanese Automaker Joins Stratasys to 3D Print Custom Parts
More stories are emerging that take 3D printing beyond just the prototyping phase to factory tooling and even short-run production, exploiting the technology for mass customization of consumer products.