PUBLISHED: 4/24/2017

Siemens launches online platform for 3D printing design, manufacture

Siemens (Munich, Germany) has launched a new online collaborative platform designed to support on-demand product design and 3D printing production.


PUBLISHED: 4/21/2017

Injection molding simulation, draping analysis combined

Moldex3D (Chupei City, Taiwan) has linked its 3D injection molding simulation software to Livermore Software Technology Corp. (LSTC)'s (Livermore, CA, US) LS-DYNA draping analysis software for multicomponent molding simulation.


PUBLISHED: 4/21/2017

Scott Bader expands gelcoat color tinting service to mainland Europe

Scott Bader (Wollaston, UK) is expanding its new GelTint volumetric gelcoat RAL color-tinting service to the wider European composites market, having fully trialled and market tested the service with customers in the UK.


PUBLISHED: 4/20/2017

PRF introduces epoxy prepreg systems

PRF Composite Materials (Poole, Dorset, UK) has launched three new epoxy prepreg systems.


PUBLISHED: 4/20/2017

DUNA-USA launches high-temp, low-CTE tooling board

DUNA-USA Inc. (Baytown, TX, US) has introduced Black Corintho, a high-temperature, high-density, low-coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) tooling board for prototyping, composite layup tooling, and master model making.


PUBLISHED: 4/20/2017

Hexion launches low free formaldehyde phenolic

Hexion Inc. (Columbus, OH, US) is introducing a new phenolic resin for composites with an ultra-low free formaldehyde (ULEF) content of less than 0.1%.


PUBLISHED: 4/20/2017

Virtek introduces advanced laser-guided assembly system

Virtek Vision International Inc. (Waterloo, ON, Canada) has introduced IRIS 3D, an advanced laser-guided assembly system with new Integrated Vision technology, FlashAlign functionality and upgraded laser-line visibility.


PUBLISHED: 4/20/2017

Solvay launches long glass high-performance polyamides

Solvay (Brussels, Belgium) has launched Omnix LF-4050 and Omnix LF-4060, high-performance polyamides (HPPA) with long fiberglass content of 50% and 60% respectively.


PUBLISHED: 3/31/2017

Johns Manville introduces food-safe rovings, chopped strand mat

Johns Manville (JM, Denver, CO, US) reports that its MultiStar 264 rovings for sheet molding compound (SMC) reinforcements comply with regulation (EC) No 10/2011 (plastics regulation) and is suitable for use in materials and articles intended to be ...


PUBLISHED: 3/31/2017

SGL Group launches lightweighting toolbox

SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) has introduced a new lightweighting material toolbox that includes prepregged semi-finished products based on a rapid-curing epoxy resin developed in-house.


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