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China plastics sector poised to capitalize on shale gas

China is likely to be the second place in the world, after North America, to tap shale gas reserves as a potential new low-cost feedstock for plastics, one prominent industry consultant believes.Unlike the United States, however, where announcements of new ethylene crackers tied to shale gas have come in rapid-fire fashion, Chinese companies have said very little.

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The Bloodhound Reaches New Speeds with Help from 3D Printing

The Bloodhound Reaches New Speeds with Help from 3D Printing | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
You might think that the person shooting past you on the freeway is going absurdly fast, but they're crawling in comparison to the speed the Bloodhound will eventually be going.
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How is the Industrial IoT transforming industry?

How is the Industrial IoT transforming industry? | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Potential opportunities for IoT include not only internal processes, but also customer and supplier relationships.


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François Pellerin's curator insight, October 23, 2:33 AM

Dernier article d'une série de 5 articles passionnants sur l'impact des objets connectés sur l'industrie. De l'usine au produit et au service associé.

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Huawei aims to challenge Apple and Samsung on technology as well as price

Huawei aims to challenge Apple and Samsung on technology as well as price | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

China's Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.

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Supply Chain 4.0 in consumer goods | McKinsey & Company

Supply Chain 4.0 in consumer goods | McKinsey & Company | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

In Supply Chain 4.0, supply-chain management applies Industry 4.0 innovations—the Internet of Things, advanced robotics, analytics, and big data—to jump-start performance, and customer satisfaction.


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Supply Chain 4.0 : la vision de McKinsey

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Triumph extends Boeing contract for composite parts

Triumph extends Boeing contract for composite parts | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
US-based Triumph will continue manufacture of composite ducting and floor panels used on Boeing’s 737, 767, 777X and 787 airplanes.
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UK inventor James Dyson aims for electric car launch by 2020

UK inventor James Dyson aims for electric car launch by 2020 | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
James Dyson, the billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, said on Tuesday his company was working on developing an electric car to be launched by 2020.
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Radar may guide the future of human-robot collaboration

Radar may guide the future of human-robot collaboration | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
The sensor makes it possible to track the movements and actions of workers inside a factory or warehouse.

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Growth Opportunities for Composites in Global Aerospace Market

The future of the global aerospace composite materials market looks attractive with opportunities in commercial aircraft, regional aircraft, general aviation, helicopter, military aircraft, and others. The global aerospace composite materials market is expected to reach an estimated $3.9 billion by 2022 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2017 to 2022.

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Researchers develop method that could produce stronger, more pliable metals

Researchers develop method that could produce stronger, more pliable metals | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
It may not be as catchy as chains and weak links, but physicists and engineers know "a material is only as strong as its weakest grain boundary."
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When One Thing Leads to Another: 3D Printing the Unexpected

When One Thing Leads to Another: 3D Printing the Unexpected | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

One of the things that often surprises an organization that gets its first 3D printer is the unexpected uses that seem to pop out of the woodwork once it arrives.

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3D printing to preserve heritage: the example of Palmyra

3D printing to preserve heritage: the example of Palmyra | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The project aims to document historic and archaeological locations all around the world, using 3D photography to capture dimensions and specifications; the data can later be used to recreate the artifacts and structures through 3D printing and other advanced technologies in the case of vandalism or sabotage.

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Daher releases a thermoplastic composite wing rib

Daher has focused on innovation since its inception and continues to enhance its expertise in designing, industrializing and manufacturing thermoplastic parts for the aerospace industry.

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First Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre Opened in Singapore

First Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre Opened in Singapore | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

3D printing has been a big part of Singapore's industry for a while now, and it's only growing bigger. Metal additive manufacturing is one of the fastest-growing segments of the 3D printing industry, and now Singapore has opened its first metal additive manufacturing facility.

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Hoversurf Uses 3D Printing and 3D Vision Technology to Launch Flying FORMULA Car Idea

Hoversurf Uses 3D Printing and 3D Vision Technology to Launch Flying FORMULA Car Idea | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Hoversurf has spent years working to advance personal drone technology, and gathering feedback and advice from people who are interested in flying cars becoming a reality.

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NASA creates first 3D-printed rocket part made of two metals

NASA creates first 3D-printed rocket part made of two metals | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
NASA has taken another step toward a forward in 3D printed rocket engines by manufacturing and testing an igniter prototype made of two distinct metal allows using an advanced laser printing method that could one day reduce the costs by a third and speed up the process by half.
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How Sonova Became a Global Leader in Production 3D Printing and Helped the Hearing Aid Industry Go Digital

How Sonova Became a Global Leader in Production 3D Printing and Helped the Hearing Aid Industry Go Digital | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The hearing aid industry today owes its current appearance to hearing aid manufacturer Sonova and 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC.

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The importance of composites in Aerospace and Automotive industries

The importance of composites in Aerospace and Automotive industries | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Read how composite materials enable designers and manufacturers to achieve cost savings and production flexibility in aerospace and automotive markets.

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Researchers Combine Carbon Nanotubes and Nanocellulose to 3D Print Conductive Microfibers

Researchers Combine Carbon Nanotubes and Nanocellulose to 3D Print Conductive Microfibers | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

3D printing technology can only go as far as the different materials that are able to be printed...but from metal and plastic to sand and even food, we don't have to worry about running out of possible 3D printing materials.

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CIPRES and AMT Partner Up to Provide High-Speed 3D Print Surface Finishing to European Customers

CIPRES and AMT Partner Up to Provide High-Speed 3D Print Surface Finishing to European Customers | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Surface finishing and coloring post processing solutions are necessary when it comes to producing quality 3D printed parts. In February, Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT) was awarded £624,000 by Innovate UK to lead a consortium in a two-year project to develop and bring to market AMT’s automated, intelligent post-processing machine, PostPro3D, which processes 3D printed polymer parts using the proprietary PUSh Process.
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3D Printing News Briefs

3D Printing News Briefs | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
We're going to start off with a little business news in today's edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and some products that have been, or will soon be, on display at tradeshow events.
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Composites: Airbus continues to shape the future

Composites: Airbus continues to shape the future | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Composite materials have been called the shape of aerospace’s future. With their winning combination of high strength, low weight and durability, it’s easy to see why. For more than 30 years, Airbus has pioneered the use of such materials in its commercial jetliners, from the cornerstone A310’s vertical stabiliser to today’s A350 XWB – on which more than half of the aircraft’s structure is composite.
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Thyssenkrupp Opens New TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Germany

Thyssenkrupp Opens New TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Germany | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

This past week, the center officially opened, right on schedule.

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Metal 3D Printing Set to Improve Delicate Surgical Procedures

Metal 3D Printing Set to Improve Delicate Surgical Procedures | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

3D printing has had a major impact on many areas, from automobiles and aerospace to consumer products and education to scientific research. But the one that always fascinates me the most is how 3D technology has changed the face of medicine, and specifically surgery.

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Stratasys Introduces New Aerospace 3D Printing Solution to Produce Aircraft Interior Parts

Stratasys Introduces New Aerospace 3D Printing Solution to Produce Aircraft Interior Parts | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Stratasys is well-versed in offering 3D printing solutions to the aerospace sector, as showcased through a new technical partnership with Boom Supersonic announced just ahead of the International Paris Air Show.

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Lina bio-based car features sandwich composites

Students at TU/Ecomotive have developed an all-electric vehicle that features bio-based composites reinforced with flax fibers.


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