Metafuse technology showcased at ‘Designing in Plastics’

Thin layer of metal alloy boosts mechanical strength of plastics products, and forms part of event to help designers cut cost and add value to their designs. Other highlights include a golf trolley whose successful design relies on plastics

DuPont’s Metafuse technology – which uses a very thin layer of metal alloy to add mechanical strength to plastics products – will be on show at Eureka’s forthcoming ‘Designing in Plastics’ Design Day.

At the event, on 23 September in Cambridge, DuPont will invite delegates to stamp on a ping-pong ball that has been treated with the technology – and is confident that it will not even dent. The technology was featured exclusively in Eureka's October 2007 issue.

DuPont is one of four event sponsors – the others are Holloid Plastics, Materialise and Distrupol – that will lead hands-on workshops on various aspects of plastics design.

The event focuses on ways in which plastics can help designers cut costs and add value to their designs – through part consolidation, design flexibility, weight saving and styling effects.

Speakers at the event include: Steve May-Russell of design consultancy Smallfry, who explains how intelligent use of plastics has added value to a range of successful products; and John Greaves of Greaves Best Design, on how plastics are integral to the success of the award-winning GoKart powered golf trolley.

To register your interest in the event, visit www.designdays.co.uk/plastics/2008, phone Kerry Wilkins on 01322 221144, or email enquiries@designdays.co.uk

Author
Lou Reade

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