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Nano-Composites Improve Performance of Pirelli Tyres

As McLaren’s sole tyre supplier and technical partner, Pirelli has developed bespoke versions of the P Zero and P Zero Corsa on the new MP4-12C for road and track use respectively. The performance of this “dedicated” tyre were tested last week on the Ascari circuit, near Ronda (Spain), during the presentation of the new supercar.

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Another Strong Gain For Plastics Machinery Shipments

The accelerating momentum in plastics machinery demand that emerged in the second half of 2013 was sustained through the first half of this year, according to statistics compiled and reported by the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.

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CCP Composites expands low profile additive range

CCP Composites has launched a low profile additive, Norsolook® A70066, for high performance SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) formulations, glass- or carbon-fibre reinforced, for structural and semi-structural parts used in markets such as the automotive industry.

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Material Insights: Vladimir Putin helps open Russian PVC plant

Material Insights: Vladimir Putin helps open Russian PVC plant | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Plus, we take an in-depth look at several resin pricing changes, along with news from LyondellBasell.

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Hexcel to build carbon fibre plant in France

Hexcel Corporation is expanding its carbon fibre production capacity through the addition of new precursor and carbon fibre lines in Roussillon, France.
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Airbus A320neo takes flight

The re-engined A320, equipped with Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines, made its maiden flight and began flight testing before delivery to Qatar Airways next year.
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Thermoformers may benefit from centralized pumps

Thermoformers may benefit from centralized pumps | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The thermoforming industry has grown up using individual vacuum pumps on each machine for vacuum forming, but companies should consider centralized pumps — a concept just like the commonly used central air compressors, according to an official of a pump manufacturer.

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Swiss thermoforming machinery firm WM Wrapping setting up US office

Swiss thermoforming machinery firm WM Wrapping setting up US office | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Thermoforming industry veteran Kent Johansson has a new gig: Running a U.S. facility for Swiss sheet line and thermoforming machinery maker WM Wrapping Machinery SA.

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Recycling rates continuing to climb for EPS used in transport packaging

Recycling rates continuing to climb for EPS used in transport packaging | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Recycling rates continuing to climb for EPS used in transport packaging
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Recycling of the expanded polystyrene used in transport packaging continues to rise, extending what has now been a years-long push even higher.
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Ready, Willing and Able to Work

Manufacturers seeking skilled workers should rid themselves of the misconceptions many hold about hiring disabled individuals, especially those with specialized industrial training.

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Self-healing composites inkjet printed

Self-healing composites inkjet printed | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Simon Frost talks to Dr Patrick Smith about a new advance in self-healing materials

Inkjet printing and composite materials are being combined to improve the structural integrity of lightweight, self-healing materials by researchers at The University of Sheffield.

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Baileigh Industrial builds iconic cars from scratch

Baileigh Industrial builds iconic cars from scratch | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

MANITOWOC – Dave Byron builds iconic cars from scratch for select customers and he knows when the project is complete and meets their approval.

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Port of PA moving ahead with composites recycling plans

 (Port Angeles) This Past July, Governor Jay Inslee stopped in Port Angeles and learned about efforts to further develop the composites industry in the area.

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DISA - 30% Productivity Boost for Heavy Castings

DISA - 30% Productivity Boost for Heavy Castings | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Based in Suzhou near Shanghai in China, the Suzhou Ishikawa iron Manufacturing Co. Ltd (SIIM) took delivery of a DISA 231-X vertical moulding machine in 2012. This time, however, the new machine came with the new Double Index mould transport system from DISA, enabling extendedPouring time, higher yield and even better castings quality.

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Atom-scale Semiconducting Composites Created

Rice University scientists led the first single-step growth of self-assembled hybrid layers made of two elements that can either be side by side and one-atom thick or stacked atop each other. The structure's final form can be tuned by changing the growth temperature.

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Metal Shearing Machines for Cutting Metal Sheet,Bar,Angle,Pipe,Steel Plate & Other Metal Objects

Comprehensive information on metal shearing machine, its applications, uses, types, along with details of manufacturers and suppliers of all types of metal shearing machines like hydraulic shearing machine, guillotine shearing machine, industrial...
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Shini pushes into western China

Shini pushes into western China | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Despite intellectual-property brigands, Taiwan's Shini Plastics Technologies Inc. is zestfully pursuing the enormous Chinese market for plastics auxiliary equipment.

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Global Industrial Fasteners Market is Expected to hit USD 94.65 Billion by 2018

According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Industrial Fasteners Market (Externally Threaded, Aerospace Grade and Standard) for Automotive OEM, Machinery OEM, MRO and Construction Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global demand for industrial fasteners was valued at USD 65.50 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 94.65 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2012 to 2018.

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China foundry houses wooing orders from Taiwan IC suppliers

hina-based foundry houses, including Shanghai Huali Microelectronics, XMC and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), have stepped up efforts to solicit foundry orders from Taiwan-based IC design houses, according to industry sources.

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Plastic Made From Thin Air

Plastic Made From Thin Air | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Newlight Technologies is turning carbon into plastic and taking on a $373 billion dollar-a-year industry. (Plastic Made From Thin Air: Newlight Technologies is turning carbon into plastic and taking on a $373 billion ...
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Manufacturers here look to build younger workforce

Finding younger skilled workers will be a necessity for a graying industry.
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Deal combines two Minnesota molders

Deal combines two Minnesota molders | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Imperial Plastics Inc. has extended its injection press tonnage with the acquisition of another Minnesota custom molder.

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Deep Hole Drill produces close tolerance holes.

Deep Hole Drill produces close tolerance holes. | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Suitable for diameters from 0.614–2.559 in. and tolerance demands of IT 9, CoroDrill® 808 features optimized pad design for good hole finish, unique edge preparation for chip breaking, and reinforced periphery insert corner for added security. Drill is equipped with fully traceable dot matrix. 

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Foundry releases Colorway plug-in for Cinema 4D

The Foundry has launched a Colorway plug-in for Maxon's Cinema 4D modelling, rendering and animation software.

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ShareBot’s R&D Discovers how to 3D Print With Sugar on Their Sub-$20,000 SnowWhite SLS 3D Printer

ShareBot’s R&D Discovers how to 3D Print With Sugar on Their Sub-$20,000 SnowWhite SLS 3D Printer | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Last month, we reported on a new selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer that was coming to market at an astonishing price tag of under $20,000. Sharebot
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Don’t Forget The Drawbar

Don’t Forget The Drawbar | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The force that holds the toolholder in the machining center's spindle can weaken over time. If you haven't checked drawbar force in a while, this may be the weak link in your process

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