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3dpbm offers 2020 advanced materials AM focus eBook

The fourth edition of their Focus AM eBook, the publication focuses on advanced materials including ceramics, high-performance polymers and more.

Arris Composites secures $48.5 million new funding to accelerate Additive Molding technology

The company plans to open facilities in the U.S. and Taiwan, and to use its composites manufacturing process to build consumer electronics.

Teijin's Sereebo CFRTP adopted for 4K video cameras

Carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics add strength, reduce weight for Panasonic camera components.

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Kevin Pattee Joins Ronatec

Pattee vast experience in electronics, rectification, ovens and other fields.

Researchers explore biomimetic approach for making adhesives tougher

A team from Purdue University takes inspiration from sea creatures to produce stronger adhesives with weaker bonds.

FAURECIA to supply hydrogen storage systems for 1,600 Hyundai heavy-duty trucks

Delivery of 10,000 composite tanks proves industrialization strategy of 20% lower weight, 50% lower cost components

IACMI Winter 2020 Meeting

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) held its winter meeting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. January 21-23, updating its membership on the public-private institute's efforts to accelerate composites design and manufacturing.

The markets: Electronics (2020)

Consumers demand in the electronics market for greater durability and more features at lower cost and weight is driving OEMs toward composite solutions.

Hyundai Motor Co., Uber unveil air taxi model

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the companies announced an aerial ridesharing partnership and a new eVTOL design.

Bio-derived thermoplastic elastomers designed for overmolding

PolyOne’s reSound OM thermoplastic elastomers, derived from sugarcane, are said to offer hardness levels and performance comparable to standard TPEs.

Composites 2020: A Multitude of Markets

The manufacturing world likes to think of composites fabrication as a single, global entity that operates to serve its customers’ needs with a variety of highly engineered parts and structures.

A New Way to Corrosion-Proof Thin Atomic Sheets

Ultrathin coating could protect 2D materials from corrosion, enabling their use in optics and electronics.

LANXESS commissions two new production lines for Tepex thermoplastic composites

The 1,500-square-meter expansion to the Brilon, Germany facility increases production of the continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites by 50%.

September: Liquid/Powder Top Shops, Tanks and Electronics

The liquid and powder coating Top Shops are revealed in the September issue of Products Finishing, along with features on maximizing the service life of process tanks and a look at the next generation of corrosion-resistant finishes for electronics applications.

National Composites Week: How composites entertain us

As we celebrate National Composites Week lets take some time to consider some of the ways composites contribute to one of humankind’s most sought after pursuits — the quest for constant entertainment.  

Advancing additive manufacturing to exploit anisotropy

Anisoprint posits continuous fiber composites, not metals, as the material for optimized AM structures.

High-speed, high-rate thermoplastic composites manufacturing

A novel process from SABIC and Airborne promises high-speed, high-rate production of thermoplastic composite laminates for mainstream manufacturing and a variety of applications.

Evolving into continuous fiber reinforcements

SABIC expanded its materials offerings in short-fiber injection and long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials to include continuous-fiber thermoplastic tapes.

Consumer electronics: hybrid composite covers

Study demonstrates feasibility of thermoplastic composites, high-speed production process.

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Boston Materials

Boston Materials is introducing its Supercomp z-axis milled carbon fiber reinforcement products at CAMX 2019.

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Beyond Ni/Au: Next Generation Corrosion-Resistant Finishes for Electronics Applications

This paper describes several next-generation approaches to increasing the corrosion-resistance of electroplated articles using various methods in the search for finishes to replace the Ni/Au industry standard.

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Toward Automatic Control of Nickel Plating Processes

Technological advances in electronics manufacturing and the design of automobiles have brought about a trend toward very narrow specifications and increasingly stringent requirements on the quality of electrodeposited layers of nickel.

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Self-Induced Repair of Printed Circuit Boards

This is a re-publication of the 1992 AESF Gold Medal Award paper for best paper published in Plating & Surface Finishing in 1991.  It introduces a then-new technique for repairing near-opens (constrictions) in the wiring on printed circuit boards has been developed.

Employment Opportunity: Senior Operations Manager, TenCate Performance Composites

TenCate Performance Composites, a part of Toray Group, is seeking a Senior Operations Manager to be based in Camarillo, Calif., U.S.