LightManufacturing LLC, which has developed a way using solar power to make rotationally molded and thermoformed parts, has received U.S. patent No. 8,662,877, covering the use of concentrated solar thermal energy for molding plastic.
According to the company in Pismo Beach, Calif., heat for melting comes from an array of heliostats. LightManufacturing founder and CEO Karl von Kries said the company delivers pre-engineered turnkey systems to molding companies.
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