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IPF 2014: Japanese machinery makers present new updates

IPF 2014: Japanese machinery makers present new updates

The Japanese International Plastics Fair (IPF) show, held in Tokyo’s Makuhari Messe, from 28th October to 1st November, had 776 exhibitors (470 from Japan and 306 from overseas) exhibiting over a gross space of 54,000 sq m. The organiser, IPF Association...
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JEC Asia: Formula 1 champion Alain Prost special guest at dedicated automotive day

JEC Asia: Formula 1 champion Alain Prost special guest at dedicated automotive day

At the heart of contemporary Formula 1 is the question of safety, and each crash brings up some hard questions. Composite materials are used extensively in extreme applications such as motor sports, because they make it possible...
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Strati, which means layers in Italian, is a fully functional electric vehicle made of carbon-reinforced plastic and developed using 3D printing or additive technology, at a deposition rate of 18 kg/hour. If it becomes a reality, the maximum speed of the vehicle will be set at 65 km/hour, with a current maximum range of 193 km on a single charge
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  • Thailand gov’t to dispense one-time cash handout to rubber planters
    Thailand’s military-appointed government approved measures to help rubber farmers who have been hit hard by sharp declines in export prices. The decision enables the National Rubber Policy Committee to dispense a one-time cash handout worth no more than 15,000 baht ($465) to each of some 850,000 rubber farmers across the... image
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  • Roctool, Flextronics sign global license deal
    France-headquartered RocTool , a specialist in the design and development of technologies for rapid moulding of composite and plastic injection has signed a global license agreement with Flextronics, a US firm providing global end-to-end supply chain solutions including designing, manufacturing, shipping and services for... image

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