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Design, materials, engineering finding a faster way forward


August 27, 2014 1:50 pm ET

Engineering and design specialists at Altair Thinklabs and Eastman Chemical Co. have developed prototypes that would not just help Paralympics medalist Blake Leeper shave time off his sprints, it also could help produce a better, more affordable...

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Design Stories: Young designers showing the way in adaptive design


August 27, 2014 12:12 pm ET

Amanda Bolton, then 19, decided to change her major at the University of Cincinnati from fine arts to industrial design, creating products for people like her grandmother.

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Plastics help designers bring home the gold


July 22, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Products with polymer content received multiple gold recognitions in the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards.

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Motorola pulls back curtain on Moto X design effort


September 9, 2013 2:50 pm ET

CHICAGO — Jim Wicks, Motorola Inc.'s senior vice president of consumer experience design, recently told industrial designers about how his company went about designing the Moto X cell phone to be made in the United States.

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Industrial designers honor Apple's Jony Ive, PN's Robert Grace


September 5, 2013 11:42 am ET

CHICAGO – Apple Corp.'s Jonathon “Jony” Ive, Robert Grace of Plastics News and Byron Bloch, an auto safety consultant, received personal recognition awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America during its annual...

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TPE featured in prototype wearable electronics


September 4, 2013 3:14 pm ET

CHICAGO — PolyOne Corp. is setting up its GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers for growth in the consumer electronics market with a new blend designed to stand up to the wear and tear of highly-used products.

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Plastics play a role in Dean Kamen's water purification system


September 4, 2013 3:07 pm ET

CHICAGO — Dean Kamen had an idea about how to bring clean water to the developing world.

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