automotive · injection molding · Material technology · Thermoplastic

Solvay’s PPS materials pass ATF compatibility tests

Solvay has recently reported that their line on PPS resins that are sold under the trade name of Ryton® passed a wide variety of compatibility tests in most commonly used ATF fluids.
Ultra-low viscosity ATF fluids reduce CoF and help reduce frictional losses in a transmission system.

3D printing · additive manufacturing · automotive · elastomer · Material technology · medical industry · New Technology

Latest developments in 3D printing of Silicone elastomer

Wacker’s ACEO technology utilizes Drop-On-Demand approach which delivers precise drops of silicone material which flow into each other, building a continuous layer, layer is then cured with a UV light. 

elastomer · Material technology · New Technology

High Performance elastomers for the Oil & Gas Industry

“Harsh” is the way James Walker describes the environments in the Oil & Gas industry they serve. Such applications require materials with exceptional performance characteristics to avoid a wide variety of catastrophic failures including Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD).

James Walker has recently reported that their Vermilion® Three has become the first and only elastomer to receive Shell TAT approval to Shell MESC SPE 85/301.

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Composite Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM)

Impossible Objects LLC, a Chicago-based company, has developed a new manufacturing technology for composites, called Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM). This technology can produce Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) or Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) parts.

High degree of build flexibility is one of the primary advantage the CBAM technology offers. The process can be used with carbon fiber, fiberglass and Kevlar composite sheet material and a number of high performance thermoplastic matrix materials including HDPE, nylon 6, nylon 12 and PEEK materials.