Reports on the importance of 3D printers in bringing rapid prototyping capabilities in-house for many plastic manufacturers. Information on "Wohlers Report 2004" released by rapid prototyping guru Terry Wohlers; Price range of 3D printers from Stratasys and Z Corp.; Key advantage of Stratasys' Dimension 3D printer.
PLASTICS industries, EXTRUSION process, POLYCARBONATES, and MOLDING of plastics
This article presents news briefs related to the plastic industry in the U.S. Stratasys Inc. has introduced a polycarbonate/ABS blend for its rapid prototyping systems. The Minneapolis-based company said manufacturers now have the ability to use the same material in prototype programs that they use for many of their commercial products. Davis-Standard Corp. has streamlined the process for ordering and installing its turnkey fence extrusion systems, including help with materials suppliers, on-site training, mechanical and startup service and aftermarket support. A. Routsis Associates Inc. has released its new injection molding hydraulics training series. The CSC-CP piston-type screen changer from Maag Pump Systems Textron Inc. has an adjustable throttle valve that maintains a constant pressure during extrusion.