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Albis Plastic - functional compounds for 3D printing

There are currently three major methods which stand out in the 3D printing market which are extremely interesting for the plastics industry. In addition to the powder-based SLS (selective laser sintering) method, there are two processing techniques which are based on melt processing of thermoplastics in granulate form.   Read More


Metal to plastic tests the water

Viridian Systems set Rutland Plastics a material challenge, a metal replacement project that would test the water in more ways than one.  Read More


Your sneak preview - what’s on at the Engineering Design Show?

The Engineering Design Show is UK's biggest event entirely dedicated to engineering, electronics and embedded design - taking place from 18-19 October at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Here’s a sneak preview on what speakers and features you can expect from this year’s show!  Read More


Latest exhibitors announced for Engineering Materials Live and FAST Exhibition

There have been several new additions to the high-quality exhibitor portfolio at the FAST Exhibition and Engineering Materials Live event - all leading suppliers in the fastening, bonding and engineering materials sectors - taking place at IWM Duxford on 21st September.   Read More


Time to register for sold-out Engineering Design Show 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the Engineering Design Show 2017. The show, made up of the Engineering, Electronics and Embedded Design Shows, returns to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 18-19 October 2017. Register for free now!  Read More


Lose weight gain £s

Replacing traditional materials with engineering plastics can result in increased performance and cost savings  Read More


Still time to enter for 'Materials Application of the Year' at BEEAs

The deadline for submitting entries to this year's British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) has been extended to Friday 28th July. If you have developed a particular material (or material combination) in order to solve a design challenge, then why not enter the BEEAs 'Materials Application of the Year' category? You have until 5pm on Friday 28th July to enter online for free.  Read More


Registration is open for Engineering Materials Live

After an extremely successful launch in the Spring, Engineering Materials Live, co-located with the FAST Exhibition, is back and takes place at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge on 21st September. You can register for your free visitor badge online today!  Read More


Radiopaque Filament for 3D Printing

Lati has utilised its specialist technology in the field of X-ray opaque polymer compounds to produce a material suitable for the production of X-ray opaque filaments for 3D printing. This adds further to its range of compounds already formulated for 3D filament manufacture including high temperature PLA, polyurethane and PA12.   Read More


No heated moods here: Heat conductive plastics for co-extruded linear LED lighting systems

Heat management is a crucial issue when designing and manufacturing LED light systems. Optimizing heat dissipation is essential to improving the light output and service life of LEDs and related electronic components. Temperature overloading is one of the main causes of failure in electronic circuitry. This is especially true when it comes to complex assemblies.   Read More


Engineering Materials Live to open this Thursday

Last chance to register for the co-located FAST Exhibition and Engineering Materials Live event, which takes place at The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Thursday 11 May. Secure your FREE VIP badge online now!  Read More


Electrically Conductive Plastics for ATEX Applications

Lati SpA continues to develop its range of LATIOHM polymer compounds which use electrically conductive additives to lower surface and volume resistivity of products well below the limits set by the ATEX directive.  Read More


Predestined for feather-light applications - Grivory XL: Focus on lightweight design

With Grivory XL, EMS-GRIVORY has developed a new group of materials for lightweight design (XL = Xtra Light). These new products are based on the tried and proven partially aromatic polyamide Grivory GV (PA66 / PA6l / 6X) and are characterised by exceptional stiffness with low density.   Read More


ALBIS PLASTIC expands its ALFATER XL portfolio with a series of new polyamide adhesion modified TPV grades

ALBIS is expanding its portfolio of thermoplastic vulcanizate elastomers by including polyamide adhesion modified ALFATER XL® compounds available in shore hardness A55, A70 and A85.  Read More


Registration open for award-winning Manufacturing & Engineering event in Newcastle

The award winning Manufacturing & Engineering exhibition and conference, returns to the North East on 5th - 6th July and is now open for free ticket registration. Secure your free place online today!  Read More


Time to register for Engineering Materials Live!

Registration is open for Engineering Materials Live, which takes place at The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on 11 May. Secure your FREE entry badge now!  Read More


Techsil launches new UV-Adhesive for bonding elastomeric materials

Techsil presents a new flexible, transparent, solvent free UV-adhesive; Vitralit® VBB-2N LV is specially formulated for bonding elastomeric materials. Due to its extremely low viscosity Vitralit® VBB-2N LV is suitable for large area bonding as well as applications where the gap size is very small.  Read More


Pyros: Research and development of sustainable highly fire-resistant composite materials

The core objective of PYROS, carried out by AITEX (Textile Research Institute) and AIMPLAS (Plastics Technology Centre), is the research and development of sustainable highly fire resistant composite materials with technical applications in the field of public transport and construction.  Read More


Polyamides... old polymer still learning new tricks!

EMS-Grivory answers questions on the strengths of their product range.  Read More


Ryton® PPS now available through Biesterfeld Petroplas in the UK and Ireland

Solvay Speciality Polymers has appointed Biesterfeld Petroplas as the official distribution partner for Ryton® PPS in UK & Ireland. The agreement enhances the long standing strategic partnership with Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH thereby extending its current distribution to a pan-European level.  Read More


EJOT's Fastening Specification APP - now available for Apple and Android, tablet and smartphone

The UK Division of global fastening giant EJOT has now successfully extended download availability to its free and comprehensive 'Product Selection APP', which was initially developed solely for iPad and iPad Mini - now making it accessible to PC and Android users.  Read More


Safety and precision with LATIOHM

Svantek, a leading company in the production of noise and vibration meters, has decided to successfully adopt LATIOHM electrically conductive compounds for the manufacture of the case of its new professional SV 104 IS dosimeter.   Read More


Discover the future of engineering design at the Engineering Design Show

The Engineering Design Show is the UK's only event entirely dedicated to design engineers. Learn from world-class speakers and leading brands such as JCB and BAE Systems providing powerful content and insights into the future of engineering design. Register for your free place now!  Read More


Secrets of metal replacement

Albis answers questions on substituting metals with plastic.  Read More


TCT Show + Personalize

TCT Show + Personalize is one of the world's leading events dedicated to 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development. TCT showcases over 200 exhibitors and dozens of world class speakers to thousands of attendees. In 2015, the twentieth TCT once again served as a launch pad for ground-breaking innovations, applications and technologies.  Read More

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