All About Nylon (PA) Plastic

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Nylon may not be the most slippery of all the plastics commercially available, but it is still good enough to be used with parts where there is a lot of wear and movement. Nylon can also be mixed and combined with other engineering plastics. Apparel : Stockings, gowns, dresses, weather-repellent clothing are all made using nylon. It fits the body tightly and is used to make the modern compression gear type of athletic apparel.

Polylactic Acid (PLA): The Environment-friendly Plastic

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One of the major advantages of PLA is its biodegradable nature and the sustainable process by which it is made, making it the environmentally friendly choice of plastic. Under the right circumstances, PLA can break down into its natural elements in less than a month in contrast to the centuries it will take for traditional plastics to decompose. It is typically available in the market as thin films for thermoforming, plastic pellets for injection molding, or 3D printable filaments.

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Ahem! Eyes Up Here, Please: A Focus on SexyCyborg & Her 3D Printing Journey

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Surely, plastic surgeons around the world fervently wish that everyone thought like SexyCyborg. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed apparel 3d printed battery pack 3D printed body replica 3d printed heels 3D printed Hikaru skirt 3D printed LED skirt 3d printed selfie 3d printed shoes china sexycyborg ShenzhenWhile some have no self-consciousness about their bodies no matter what, this Chinese maker who seems. View the entire article via our website.

Back to Nature: SLEM and BioInspiration Develop Compostable Shoes 3D Printed with WillowFlex

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I’m not sure if I’m particularly rough on things, or I just tend to buy cheaper apparel that isn’t made to last – probably both. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D printed footwear 3d printed shoes biodegradable biodegradable 3d printing filament biodegradable filament biodegradable plastic biodegradeable 3d printing BioInspiration compostable 3d printer filament eco-friendly Environmentally friendly 3D printing SLEM sustainable WillowFlex

Exclusive with Hugo da Silva, VP of Additive Manufacturing, Royal DSM

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Hugo da Silva : Initially, DSM will focus on four market segments – healthcare, transportation, apparel, and tools and electronics.

What are the obstacles to greater adoption of 3D printing?

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More than half, 55%, said metals, with 35% choosing plastics, and 3% choosing ceramics. Polls are fun if for no other reason than they confirm what you suspect or maybe even know.

Wear This Print: How 3D Printing Is Disrupting Fashion Design

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3D “printed” fashion isn’t limited to plastics, metals and resins. You can design your own custom-fit apparel with the help of 3D scanning. What is fashionable today, won’t be tomorrow. As Coco Chanel famously said, “Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”

The State Of Manufacturing Reshoring Today

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Plastic and rubber products, fabricated metal products, computer and electronic products, apparel and textiles, chemicals, and machinery sectors have also brought jobs back to the United States, with each sector accounting for thousands of new positions. By Team Thomas of ThomasNet.com.

Choosing Between PLA and ABS: Which one is better?

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Nowadays, PLA is viewed as a possible solution to the need to for a plastic material that is manufactured from renewable sources and is compostable. One of the best properties that distinguish PLA from other plastics is the fact that it is manufactured from plant material.

MIT’s Future Shoe Can Transform Itself

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To create the Minimal Shoe, Guberan, Clopath, and Tibbits decided to 3D print extruded plastic—using fused deposition modeling—in programmed patterns onto stretched textiles. Interestingly, many other materials could be used to create active shoes instead of 3D-printed plastic.

DSM Sharpens Focus on Additive Manufacturing

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DSM will initially focus on four market segments in particular: healthcare, transportation, apparel and tools & electronics – all areas on the cutting edge of manufacturing and with strong commitments to AM. New organization builds on deep sector expertise and collaboration.

The 7 Coolest Portal® Creations on Shapeways — For SCIENCE!

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Approved Aperture Science Decorative Apparel. Anyway, these dice are available in a range of materials from the metallic plastic pictured here to a wide range of colored steels. Plastic and uncontrolled blazing fire don’t necessarily mix well.

Carbon Announces New Funding from Global Strategic Investors and International Expansion to Europe, Japan and Other Asian Markets

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For the first time ever, Carbon has made it possible to produce 3-dimensional isotropic parts with the mechanical properties and surface finish of a quality that matches injection-molded plastics.

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Opinion: Think nothing is made in America? Output has…

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The output of the apparel industries is down more than 80% since the heydays in the 1980s, while the output of textile mills is down about 50% since 2000. Rounding out the top 10 are iron and steel, animal slaughtering, plastics, organic chemicals and petrochemicals.

U.S. Reshoring: A Collaborative Challenge

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Dies are produced cheap for plastic parts overseas, and they just throw them away and send another in from overseas at pennies on the dollar, versus refurbishing existing dies. Featured in Design-2-Part Magazine. Manufacturing Experts Answer 5 Questions on How to Turn the Tide.

U.S. Reshoring: A Collaborative Challenge

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Dies are produced cheap for plastic parts overseas, and they just throw them away and send another in from overseas at pennies on the dollar, versus refurbishing existing dies. Feature in Design-2-Part Magazine. Manufacturing Experts Answer 5 Questions on How to Turn the Tide.

Manufacturing 2015: 7 Thought Leaders Share…

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We’ve seen introductions of many new materials — bamboo molded pulp cushioning, molded mycelium root cushioning, starch based cushioning, PLA thermoformed plastics (biodegradable and made from renewable resources), and the recently announced Air Plastic (Newlight Technologies), where carbon is extracted from the air or smoke stacks and then utilized to form plastic pellets.