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3D-printed drone takes flight, sets speed record

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Permalink

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s . . . the world’s first jet-powered, 3D-printed drone! What may be the world’s largest and fastest 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) debuted at the Dubai Airshow this week. The drone is the result of a collaboration between 3D-printing technology company Stratasys Ltd. (Minneapolis) and Aurora Flight Sciences (Manassas, VA), which develops and manufactures advanced aerospace vehicles. A video embedded below shows the UAV in flight. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives Rapid Prototyping read more

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Sustainable, seaweed-based water bottles … you can eat?

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Permalink

While plastic containers likely won’t be phased out anytime soon, there have been a few packaging trends that aim to help solve the plastic pollution problem—just try eating it. Yes, that’s right. Skipping Rocks Lab, a London-based start-up consisting of three industrial design students, has created a new kind of packaging made from seaweed that proposes an alternative to plastic bottles … and it’s edible. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Product Design read more

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Modified regulations for automotive glazing offers new design freedom

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Permalink

Recent modifications to ECE R43 regulations for automotive glazing in Europe position acrylic resin as an ideal material for small quarter car windows and materials supplier Evonik says it has the ideal material for the application in Acrylite Resist AG 100. Prior to the regulation modification, requirements called for a coating to scratch resistant materials. ECE constitutes a set of internationally agreed regulations for motor vehicles that are adopted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Constantia expands presence in Southeast Asia label market with latest purchase

Monday, November 9th, 2015 | Permalink

Packaging manufacturer Constantia Flexibles Group (Vienna, Austria) has announced its plans to purchase Australian company Pemara Labels Group as it looks to expand its position in the Southeast Asia labels market. Financial details were not disclosed and the transaction is expected to be finalized in the next few months. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Sustainable caskets designed for end of life

Monday, November 9th, 2015 | Permalink

When Marieke Havermans’ mother-in -law died, the family was given a catalog to browse through by the funeral home from which to choose the casket they wanted. “Each and every one of them was basically dark, ugly and too expensive. For the most part, they were made of particleboard that was lined with leak-proof paper—which was not what we were looking for,” she said. “Particleboard is a cheap construction material that emits formaldehyde. There’s no dignity in particleboard.” Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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