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Extreme environmental conditions - such as temperature, chemicals, radiation, even time – can wreak havoc on the performance of thermoplastic materials.
Unlike many other materials, thermoplastic materials have a unique relationship with heat.
During a recent book signing, I was attacked by a horde of voracious autograph hounds. Fortunately, my technical training kicked in, and I was able to keep them at bay. Click on the image to read more about the book.
As a plastics guy, I am always interested in finding new thermoplastic materials, and in learning about new applications of existing materials. But sometimes, how you are going to make something is often just as important as what...
Often times, simple is better. (and it is rarely easy)
The new iPhone 5 is “beautifully, unapologetically plastic. . . . "
As a engineer that specializes in materials (i.e. the plastics guy), I always enjoy design projects that push the limits of what materials can do. However, this story takes the cake.
With friends, family, and dinner parties, the question is inevitable: Of all the things you’ve designed, what is your favorite? For me, it is an unremarkable-looking insulin pen.
What weighs more, a pound of feathers, or a pound of rocks?