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Laser’s edge in micromachining medical plastic parts

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 | Permalink

As the medical device industry adjusts to a new business paradigm that is all about containing costs and proving not just the clinical but the economic value of new technologies, it needs to question an array of ingrained practices, starting with how it manufactures its products. From that perspective, and depending on the application, industry would do well to take a closer look at laser-based manufacturing processes, says Glenn Ogura, Executive Vice President of Business Development at laser micromachining systems supplier Resonetics (Nashua, NH). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers read more

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All-thermoplastic rear-opening module debuted by Peugeot

Friday, September 20th, 2013 | Permalink

Plastic Omnium (Levallois, France) has launched production of its first all-thermoplastic rear-opening module to equip the new Peugeot 308. Designed in the ∑-Sigmatech research and development center in Lyon and produced in two plants in France – Langres (Haute-Marne) and Fontaine (Territoire de Belfort) – the tailgate weighs 12 kg, or 3 kg less than the equivalent product made of steel. In addition, the new tailgate offers carmakers greater freedom of design and is entirely recyclable. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – September 2013 Keywords:  Peugeot Plastic Omnium read more

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Major new automotive carbon-composite production part is close

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 | Permalink

Plasan Carbon Composites (Wixom, MI) has signed a development contract for a major carbon composite part for a 2016 model year car. “It will shock people when they find out the part and the OEM,” said Gary Lownsdale, technical director of PCC in an interview with PlasticsToday. “It’s not an OEM people would expect.” Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – September 2013 Keywords:  ACCE Composite Plasan Toray read more

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