Adidas Made an Ocean-Plastic Shoe You Can Actually Buy

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Environmentalism is a great cause and Adidas took it to a whole new level with their newly designed shoe that is made of recycled ocean plastic. The main difference here, however, is that the Parley version features a soft Primeknit upper built with 95 percent ocean plastic.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics At The Beach

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Which got me thinking, could I a mechanical engineer with minimal plastics training, design a new sandcastle bucket that looks right and can be successfully manufactured? SOLIDWORKS Plastics reports a Fill Time of 9.5 In plastic part design, the geometry is only half the story.

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Plastic Components Improves Speed and Accuracy of Injection Molding While Reducing Back-end Costs

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Shipping over 20 million parts per month to customers worldwide, Plastic Components, Inc. The company saved time, money, and unnecessary mold iterations. “We The company also saves on back-end costs while helping customers achieve their time-to-market objectives.

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

The Solidworks Blog

This information can be found at the earliest stages of design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Multiple iterations can be used to check different design scenarios, plastics simulation information, and molding conditions to achieve a well-designed part that can be manufactured.

Manufacturing Involves Plastic Injection Molding Process

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To melt, the raw form of the object to be made is carefully put under high temperatures in this process and then into a mold, it is injected and the mold takes the desired shape during the solidification process by the Plastic Injection Molding Services. Company News

Product Design Beyond Plastic—Exploring Materials

3D Innovations

Plastic is a popular go-to material for many new products and inventions—however, there are many more material options to choose from based on your product design, product specifications, intended use and performance maximization.

3D Systems End-to-End Plastic Additive Manufacturing Workflow


This second workflow video explains how 3D Systems is making plastic production real with an integrated end-to-end workflow using a scalable printer product line with production grade material and production level up-time.

Voytek Medical Uses Versatile Plastic to Transform the Landscape of Healthcare

Shapeways Blog

Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic. Wherever you are in the 3D design process, Versatile Plastic can be used to help you create the perfect end product. The Many Benefits of Versatile Plastic. Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic.

Injection molding specialist Rutland Plastics invests in Stratasys Carbon Fiber 3D printer

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Rutland Plastics, a UK-based supplier of injection molding machines, has bought a Stratasys Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber edition (CFE) 3D printer from SYS Systems. The machine has been specifically acquired to help the company further develop fixtures and tooling for its robotics, though it can also be used for functional prototyping. 3DP Applications Carfulan Group FDM Nylon 12CF Rob Thompson Rutland Plastics Simon Grainger Stratasys SYS Systems The Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition

Michigan Tech Students Give Biodegradable Plastic a Boost with Their Company, Superior Filament

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Filament startup Nefilatek launches 100% recycled plastic filament

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Nefilatek, a Montreal-based startup specializing in manufacturing recycled filament, has developed 3D printing filaments made from 100% recycled plastic. The company runs a Kickstarter page, where early adopters can choose between two types of filaments: Nefila HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) Black, and Nefila PC (Polycarbonate), which comes with reusable spool supports and eco-friendly packaging.

GENESIS Eco Screen: A 3D Printed Urban Biodiversity Habitat Made of Recycled Plastic

Large-format 3D printing company BigRep, along with its innovation department NOWLAB, just launched their latest sustainability project – GENESIS Eco Screen, the first 3D printed urban plant. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D printing recycled plastic filament Berlin Bigrep bigrep 3d printer bigrep one BigRep ONE 3D printer circular economy closed loop Generative design GENESIS Eco Screen Innofil3D NOWlab PETG recycled rPET

Keene Village Plastics acquires 3D printing filament manufacturer MakeShaper, expands reach to hobbyist market

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Keene Village Plastics (KVP), a 3D printing filament manufacturer based in Ohio, has announced the acquisition of fellow U.S. The company stated: “MakeShaper and KVP share common denominators in that all filaments are engineered, […]. Business 3D Systems Keene Village Plastics MakeShapermaterials manufacturer MakeShaper. With this acquisition, KVP will extend its reach to provide high-quality filaments to the consumer and hobbyist markets.

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TriDInnov 3D Prints Electronic Components on Plastic Surfaces

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Looks like TriDInnov from France has a working technology that prints conductive electronics on plastic surfaces.

All About Acrylic Plastic

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At that time, a couple of English chemists named Rowland Hill and John Crawford registered, through their company Imperial Chemical Industries, a newly created product under the name of “Perspex” Around the same time, a renowned German industrialist and chemist Otto Rohm of the company Rohm and Haas AG also tried making a safety glass by polymerizing methyl methacrylate between two glass sheets. Hence, CNC machines are a good fit with acrylic plastics.

Halifax e-NABLE Branch Recycling Plastic Weed Container Lids into 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

Last year, Halifax resident Jacob Boudreau, who works for a logistics company, watched a TED Talk by heartwarming 3D printed prosthetics volunteer organization e-NABLE, and was inspired to open his. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Medical 3D Printing 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed prosthetic hands 3d printed prosthetics 3d printing plastic waste Canada cannabis e-nable Kindness3D non-profit NSLC pot

All About Polyester (PET) Plastic

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The other popular use of Polyester is in making plastic PET bottles. Meanwhile, in England, PET was patented by a couple of employees of the English company Calico Printers Association Ltd. The post All About Polyester (PET) Plastic appeared first on 3D Insider.

Webinar on Circular Economy – In Pursuit of Fully Recyclable Plastics with Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, Lanza Tech

BIS Research

Plastic pollution has become one of the biggest environmental concerns at present. As a whole, the world consumes one million plastic drinking bottles every minute, while approximately five trillion single-use plastic bags are consumed every year. Plastic manufacturers.

Find Venting Issues Earlier with SOLIDWORKS Plastics!


So, you have a plastic part and you keep seeing small black marks on the surface. Is the plastic too thin somehow in that one area? If, in the design process, SOLIDWORKS Plastics was used, you would have been able to predict this issue and fix it before steel was even cut.

Carbios close to commercially viable bio-plastics?

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French company Carbios has taken a massive leap forward in the quest for environmentally friendly bio-plastics. It has revealed an enzymatic polymerisation process to convert lactic. Materials bioplastics recycling

Circular Economy Targeting Fully Recyclable Plastics – Questions & Answers

BIS Research

Thank you all for attending the emerging tech webinar on Circular Economy- In Pursuit of Fully Recyclable Plastic , organized by BIS Research. To what extent can the entire plastic collected from a country/a society be fully converted?

SABIC Wins Two European Plastics innovation Awards

Additive Manufacturing

September 27, 2017 — SABIC has been named winner in two categories at the 2017 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers ( SPE ) and trade association PlasticsEurope in Brussels on Monday (Sept 18).

Adidas Created This 3D-Printed Shoe out of Plastic from the Ocean

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Adidas, in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans , have created a running shoe using plastic found littered throughout the Earth’s oceans. While the shoe is a prototype, the two companies are working together to try and “rethink design and help stop ocean plastic pollution.

MedAccred Certification for Plastic Injection Molding Company Suggests 3D Printing May Be Next


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All About Polyethylene (PE) Plastic

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Polyethylene or “PE” is a thermoplastic that also happens to be the most common plastic. It accounts for roughly 34% of the total plastics market. Low-density polyethylene is used in plastic bags and packaging. In the US in the year 1944, a company named Bakelite Corporation (based out of Texas) began large-scale commercial production of polyethylene under license from Imperial Chemical Industries.

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. The famous American company DuPont first produced Nylon in 1935. In 1938, a German scientist named Paul Schlack of the company IG Fabran also produced nylon using a different method to the one used by Carothers. Nylon can also be mixed and combined with other engineering plastics.

All About Polystyrene (PS) Plastic

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Then in 1931, German company IG Farben started manufacturing polystyrene. After that, many other companies created different products using different variants of Polystyrene and it became very popular thereafter. The result of this reaction is the creation of the plastic that is known as polystyrene. Polystyrene foam is produced by blowing agents into the plastic, which expand and form a foam, which basically consists of trapped air.

Recycled, 3D Knitted Shoe Company Rothy’s Announces New Funding

3D Design 3D Printing 3D knitted fashion 3D knitted shoes 3D knitting eco-friendly environmentally friendly Goldman Sachs Investment Partners recycled plastic Rothy'sIt’s hard to find a good pair of shoes that looks attractive and will last. And if you’re like me, you may sometimes feel guilt when you make new shoe or clothing purchases, knowing that. View the entire article via our website.

voxeljet launches PolyPor C2 advanced plastic 3D printing process

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Industrial 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet (FRA:VX8A), headquartered in Germany, has announced the release of a new plastic 3D printing process for its VX200 system. The technology, named PolyPor C2 (PPC²), is an improvement on the company’s existing PolyPor B (PPB) process, primarily used to make investment castings for metal components.

Recycling Plastic for 3D Printing - Why not the default?


In this post I will be looking at Re-filament Refil PET (Recycled plastic for 3D Printing) In a subject I'm very keen to promote, this time we are looking at recycling of plastic into filaments for 3D Printing. I was rather delighted to win a roll of Refil Re-filament PET plastic.

ASTERID 1100 3d printer by Plastic Scribbler

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From company page: The Asterid 1100 takes our base model and adds a Smart controller LCD graphics display with SD card reader, it replaces the power resistor in the hot end with a heater cartridge and it adds a PCB heated bed.

Will 3D Printing be the demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

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Some observers of the plastics manufacturing industry, especially those with a vested interest, would like to have you believe that 3D printing is going to be the demise of injection molding. It is a basic, dependable method of producing high quality plastic parts. By Denny Scher.

All About Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic

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Interestingly, it is a plastic commodity which uses one of the least amounts of non-renewable fossil fuel. The flexible version is known as plasticized polymer because it is made by adding various additives such as phthalates and other plasticizers. Addition of these plasticizers makes the polyvinyl chloride softer and increases its ability to bend. Goodrich Company found a way to blend PVC with various additives and plasticize it.

SolidWorks Plastics:Insert molding

CATI Tech Notes

SolidWorks Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds, as well as advanced CAE analysis. This is a two part model with the yellow being plastic and blue part is metal.

Keter Plastics Relies on 3D Printing with BigRep One for Streamlined Design

It has now become a technology that leading companies such. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printed prototypes 3D printing case studies Bigrep BigRep ONE 3D printer industrial 3d printing Keter Plastics 3D printingFor many designers and engineers today, the use of 3D printing has gone far beyond exploring and experimenting while creating new objects. View the entire article via our website.

Cubicure introduces Hot Lithography process for performance plastics

3D Printing Industry

Cubicure is a vat polymerization 3D printer developer, founded as a spinout company from TU Wien, the technical university of Vienna. To encourage the adoption of more lithography-based 3D printing technologies in industry, the founders of Cubicure developed a proprietary process that broadens the range of materials available to the vat polymerization process. Working with […].

Diamond Plastics Releases Polypropylene for Laser Sintering 3D Printing

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Soon, we’re likely to see a number of new companies offer their alternatives for name brand powder, including Germany’s Diamond Plastics, which has just released a Polypropylene material for laser sintering machines.… By Michael Molitch-Hou.

Tethers Unlimited Wins NASA Grant to Convert Plastic Waste to 3D Printer Filament In Space

Positrusion Recycler for use on the International Space Station and awarded a Phase II SBIR to the company for their patent-pending technology which will turn plastic waste into... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printer filament from recycled plastic 3d printing in space international space station NASA Marshall Space Flight Center plastic recycling Positrusion Recycler recycle Tethers Unlimited

3T RPD Launches Buy-online site for plastic products

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3T RPD, the UK’s leading supplier of 3D printing also known as Additive Manufacturing , has launched a new consumer website allowing customers to order their plastic 3D printing online. buyonline and see your plastic 3D print come to life.

Royal HaskoningDHV, DSM and CEAD Wish to Build Plastic 3D Printed Pedestrian Bridge

Engineering company Royal HaskoningDHV is collaborating with polymer company DSM and composites 3D Printing company CEAD to build a pedestrian bridge. CEAD is a Delft based company that is. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printed bridge 3d printed bridges pedestrian bridge royal haskoning

Indian Company Protoprint Transforms Waste into 3D Printing Filament for Commercial Use

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business 3d printed waste 3d printing plastic waste 3D printing waste india plastic waste Protoprint SWaCH waste pickers wastepickersThis week, we reported on New Zealand-based Waikato University’s revolutionary FDM technology-based 3D printing method that allows anyone to print complex objects by converting waste material into. View the entire article via our website.

The New Raw gives the ocean’s plastic “a second life” through 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

Many companies now run environmental initiatives, and 3D printing is often deemed a more “eco-friendly” alternative for production. In the pursuit of a solution to the challenges of global climate change, manufacturing is being held accountable. In many instances, the method generates less waste than traditional processes and some materials, like PLA, are derived from […].

Plastic recycling and WAAM at UK’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

3D Printing Industry

Over fifty companies, institutions and organizations were present at the event, including IBM, robotics company Comau, the University of Buckingham and West Thames College. 3D Printing Industry recently visited the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition in Milton Keynes. The crowd at the show was also diverse and constituted people from the manufacturing sector, researchers and students from Loughborough University […].