Alternative Materials http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/7695/more en Another attempt at edible packaging? http://machinedesign.com/news/another-attempt-edible-packaging <div class="field-byline"> Lindsey Frick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WikiCells can be washed like a piece of fruit, eliminating the need for extraneous packaging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/another-attempt-edible-packaging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/another-attempt-edible-packaging#comments Alternative Materials News Recycling Sustainable Engineering Energy Materials News Archive Sat, 25 Aug 2012 02:32:23 +0000 11818 at http://machinedesign.com Cold-compressed graphite: The new diamond http://machinedesign.com/news/cold-compressed-graphite-new-diamond <div class="node-body article-body">A team of physicists at Yale University found that graphite, another form of carbon, becomes diamond-like under cold-compression to form a new product called M-carbon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/cold-compressed-graphite-new-diamond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/cold-compressed-graphite-new-diamond#comments Alternative Materials Ceramics & Glass Composites Diamond Materials News Materials News Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:41:44 +0000 11763 at http://machinedesign.com Modified PLA - RTP Co. http://machinedesign.com/news/modified-pla-rtp-co <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The compounds have 10 to 40% glass-fiber reinforcement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/modified-pla-rtp-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/modified-pla-rtp-co#comments Alternative Materials Materials New Products News Plastics & Polymers Materials Plastics and Composites News Archive Sat, 02 Jul 2011 03:52:47 +0000 11300 at http://machinedesign.com Impact modifier for PLA - Poly One http://machinedesign.com/news/impact-modifier-pla-poly-one <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The impact modifier works in injection-molding operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/impact-modifier-pla-poly-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/impact-modifier-pla-poly-one#comments Alternative Materials Materials New Products News Plastics & Polymers Materials Plastics and Composites News Archive Sat, 04 Jun 2011 05:21:02 +0000 11248 at http://machinedesign.com Sustainable design: What can you make with old glass? http://machinedesign.com/news/sustainable-design-what-can-you-make-old-glass <div class="field-byline"> Leslie Gordon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most U. S. communities have recycling programs. So it should be easy to reuse common materials such as glass and plastic, right? Not quite, at least when it comes to glass</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/sustainable-design-what-can-you-make-old-glass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/sustainable-design-what-can-you-make-old-glass#comments 2011-05-05 Alternative Materials News Recycling Sustainable Engineering Energy Materials News Archive Thu, 05 May 2011 00:56:23 +0000 11208 at http://machinedesign.com PLA-additive packages - Plastics Color Corp. http://machinedesign.com/archive/pla-additive-packages-plastics-color-corp <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The additives improve the performance and appearance of injection-molded and extruded parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/pla-additive-packages-plastics-color-corp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/pla-additive-packages-plastics-color-corp#comments Alternative Materials Extrusion Injection Molding Materials New Products Plastics & Polymers Basics of Design Materials Plastics and Composites Archive Thu, 24 Feb 2011 04:45:46 +0000 11065 at http://machinedesign.com AGS Technology Slashes Injection-Molded Part Costs By Making Its Own Raw Material from Recycled Plastics http://machinedesign.com/news/ags-technology-slashes-injection-molded-part-costs-making-its-own-raw-material-recycled-plastic <div class="field-byline"> Leslie Gordon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">AGS Technology’s recycled plastic lets it injection mold less-expensive automotive components</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/ags-technology-slashes-injection-molded-part-costs-making-its-own-raw-material-recycled-plastic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/ags-technology-slashes-injection-molded-part-costs-making-its-own-raw-material-recycled-plastic#comments 2010-07-08 Alternative Materials News Recycling Sustainable Engineering Energy Materials News Archive Thu, 08 Jul 2010 03:40:06 +0000 10411 at http://machinedesign.com Thin-gauge materials - Ensinger Inc. http://machinedesign.com/archive/thin-gauge-materials-ensinger-inc <div class="field-byline"> Denise Greco </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ensinger Inc. has a new line of high-performance thin-gauge materials come in sheets, coils/rolls, strips, and punched parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/thin-gauge-materials-ensinger-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/thin-gauge-materials-ensinger-inc#comments 2010-03-18 Additional Materials Alternative Materials Materials New Products Products & Reviews Products Materials Archive Fri, 05 Mar 2010 05:52:11 +0000 17529 at http://machinedesign.com Plastic Film & Sheet Recycling http://machinedesign.com/energy/plastic-film-sheet-recycling <div class="node-body video-body">Thomas Embley of <a href="http://www.precisionairconvey.com">Precision AirConvey</a> and Mark Richardson of <a href="http://www.plasmac.co.uk">Plasmac, Ltd.,</a> demonstrate the latest in plastic film and sheet recycling equipment to Jessica Shapiro of MD. <em>6:25</em></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/energy/plastic-film-sheet-recycling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/energy/plastic-film-sheet-recycling#comments Alternative Materials Recycling Sustainable Engineering Energy Materials Archive Wed, 21 Oct 2009 08:15:11 +0000 19004 at http://machinedesign.com Recycling Plastics http://machinedesign.com/energy/recycling-plastics <div class="node-body video-body">Stephen Hawksworth of PTI Recycling Systems and Craig Barrows of Plastic Technology Inc. talk about a new initiative in PET plastic recycling through the creation of distributed recycling plants across the nation. <em>12:54</em></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/energy/recycling-plastics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/energy/recycling-plastics#comments Alternative Materials Recycling Sustainable Engineering Energy Materials Archive Sat, 03 Oct 2009 01:23:59 +0000 19001 at http://machinedesign.com