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Plastics barely mentioned in iPhone 6 introduction


September 9, 2014 4:26 pm ET

Bigger than its predecessors, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will pack more pixels and power into a thinner design that has a glass face curving around the sides to meet an aluminum enclosure. Not a lot of plastic compared to...

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3-D printed instruments hit the right note


September 9, 2014 2:00 pm ET

AUSTIN, TEXAS — At lunch during Industrial Designers Society of America's annual conference this year, members got a taste of some inventive tunes: Musical instruments designed for additive manufacturing and printed in plastic as part of a...

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Processors reach out to design community


September 3, 2014 1:30 pm ET

A conference for industrial designers is starting to attract more plastics processors looking for a better connection with the design community.

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Updating a travel icon for the professional millennial


August 29, 2014 11:44 am ET

As part of a drive to expand its customer base to include more millennials, Airstream Inc. turned to the Columbus College of Art & Design's MindMarket studios to develop a mobile office and living space product concept.

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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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Prosthetic arm concept wins in student thermoforming competition


August 22, 2014 1:56 pm ET

Pressure forming company Freetech Plastics Inc. has returned with its annual Student Thermoformed Part Competition, intended to expand the exposure of the thermoforming process and the parts it can produce.

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Ford demonstrates Magna's seamless rear window on new F-150


August 14, 2014 11:34 am ET

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. today demonstrated its “seamless sliding rear window” feature developed by Canadian supplier Magna International Inc. for the new 2015 Ford F-150 pickups.

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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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Design group Hexagon buys Vero Software to upgrade CAM capabilities


July 22, 2014 9:51 am ET

Stockholm-based Hexagon AB, a design technology company, has announced its acquisition of Vero Software, a leader in computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software. 

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