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Managing plastic waste

What emerging economies like India can learn from developed nations.

Breathing space for PM on the moon

PM producer Metalysis and the ESA are researching ways to extract metal powder from moon dust.

With the superyacht industry remaining buoyant, there are increasing opportunities for composite structures aboard these luxury craft.

One of the greatest advantages of FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) composites is versatility.

The 2021MIM Conference and PIM Tutorial went virtual because of COVID.

Graphene has been heralded as a revolutionary wonder material for engineering since its discovery in 2004 – even earning a Nobel Prize in 2010.

Reinforced Plastics sat down with Inkbit’s Co-founder and CEO, to discuss the evolving world of additive manufacturing and their new flagship 3D printer.

A recent survey from Essentium suggests that 2021 could be the year in which additive manufacturing takes the big leap forward to large-scale production.

In the recent past, amid the massive efforts to halt climatechange, biodegradable plastics have been created.

Metal materials with remarkable properties. This has been the driving force for the Swedish company VBN Components since the very start.

Liz Nickels spoke to a well-established composite manufacturer in the UK about its range of bespoke products and the future of GRP.

In this research, an experimental setup is organized to validate the accuracy of Hausner Ratio and Carr Index.

A novel, environment-friendly approach to 3D printing metal–plastic hybrid structures.

In this paper, we use Oven Desorption followed by Karl Fischer Titration (KF), to measure moisture content in metal powder.

Egyptian scientists have managed to extract long fibers with excellent properties from a plentiful bio-source that was previously overlooked: date palms.

The wear resistance of electroless Ni-P coatings with the co-deposition of selflubricating nano graphite particles synthesized by mechanical milling.

Reinforced Plastics spoke to Eric Haiss from IDI Composites about the history of the company and the way forward post Covid.

Liz Nickels looks back at the life of Metal Powder Report’s most memorable contributor.

Rail giant Wabtec is increasing its focus on metal 3D printed parts for both freight and transit.

After finding some short-lived success in the 1980s, are Aluminium Matrix Composites (AMCs) about to take off again?

How will composites companies deal with business, post-pandemic? Liz Nickels spoke to two top industry experts about the way forward.

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