July 24, 2017
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands found that the areas of medicine and robotics are finding more and more use for materials that are able to adapt their shapes. As a result, an Eindhoven graduate student began sample preparation and experimental testing on a new photoactive polymer film that propels itself forward when exposed to light.
July 24, 2017
Hydrocarbon polymers with a high oil absorption capacity have been developed by a Penn State research team headed by Mike Chung, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. While Chung’s research shows great potential to aid in oil spill recovery and cleanup, it has also garnered him a large grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
June 13, 2017
This July, the IACMI Summer Members Meeting will showcase new projects, technologies, partners, members and advancements in IACMI technology areas. The general meeting will take place on July 26th and 27th in Dayton, Ohio, but you’ll want to plan on being available on the evening of July 25th as well.
April 7, 2017
Technology is currently being adopted within the manufacturing sector that will redefine the way factories work. This “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is known worldwide as Industry 4.0. Because these technologies enable physical-to-digital-to-physical connectivity, they will drive productivity and efficiency to levels that are difficult to appreciate at this time.
March 24, 2017
Netzsch-Gabo Launches New Eplexor 500N Series for High-Force DMA of Rubber Last year, Netzsch Instruments North America acquired a company that makes high-force DMAs for rubber testing. In a March 2017 press release by the company, they announce the release of a new product called Eplexor 500N. Read Netzsch-Gabo Instruments’ full press release on the product […]
February 27, 2017
The first open source online library developed and designed by Manufacturing USA institutes has recently been unveiled. Dubbed the LIFT-IACMI Online Learning Hub (“The Hub”), its purpose is to provide educators and students anywhere in the United States access to in-demand manufacturing tools and materials related to lightweight metals and composite materials.
August 26, 2016
NASA Glenn Releases Draft RFP for Huge Project Cleveland-based NASA Glenn Research Center has been placed in charge of the construction of up to seven Universal Stage Adapters for future Mars missions. This appears to be the largest space flight contract that NASA has managed in more than fifteen years. The project will run for […]
August 12, 2016
Vadxx Energy Establishes Waste Plastic to EcoFuel™ Facility in Akron As stated by JobsOhio: “Ohio’s polymer industry is supported by a world-class supply chain of academic and technical institutions, designers and material suppliers, mold builders, resin suppliers and compounders, plastic and polymer processors, industry associations and economic development groups.” And now it is also home […]
April 9, 2016
Why Ohio is a Boon for Plastic and Rubber Companies Collaborative supporters such as PolymerOhio, MAGNET, and National Network Manufacturing Innovation (NMMI) help advance product innovations to commercialization in Ohio, the best plastic and rubber ecosystem in North America. Want to know more? Read the article on JobsOhio’s blog to learn more about expanding your […]
March 25, 2016
Today’s New Drugs Offer Opportunities for Plastic Product Development WRITTEN BY Rick Heggs, Owner of The Material Solution LLC Commercials for HumiraTM, EnbrelTM and StelaraTM are in heavy rotation on television these days1, but have you ever considered how these widely used new drugs might affect the plastics industry? All three of them are examples […]