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  1. Some plastics need preservation too

    While the push to reduce plastic use and its impact on ecology continue, experimentation about getting new life injected into materials, there is the inverse issues being identified in the art world currently. This study is being headed by POPART (Preservation Of Plastic ARTefacts in museum collections) and real focus is being put on preserving history and influential works, worldwide...
  2. The incredible world of plastic

    Want to see something extremely impressive and only possible with modern material and technology? Enter the Embassy Gardens Sky Pool as created by Reynolds Polymer Technology. The finished pool itself spans across two buildings 82ft apart and over 100ft up in the air in London, England. The structure is one solid piece of 14inch thick, optically clear cast acrylic that...
  3. Thermoplastics as alternatives to traditional materials?

    Maybe its the annual Dakar Rally that is less than a month behind us, maybe its knowing the Baja 500 is looming closer and closer. Maybe our brutally cold Minnesota winters are just making us all yearn for the desert's warm temps instead. Maybe its just fascinating and exciting to know there are alternatives to bronze bushings that have history...
  4. Finishes, planning for finishes

    Hello and welcome back to kick of 2021! Today we're going to discuss finishes. Both surface finishes and colors can impact your final product and part. With that said, its very important to allow room to finish to size, allow room to finish to the desired surface finish, and temper expectations for color matching. Unfortunately, this can mean it is...
  5. Plastics Plow Blades?

    Here in the Midwest, plowing snow is a way of life for a lot of seasonal workers. While plows themselves have gotten much more complex and capable, there is still ways the process can be improved. One of the ways this can be approached is via the contact between the plow itself, and the surface being plowed. While traditional steel...
  6. Our New Normal

    As more people return to doing things they way they had before the pandemic started, one common sight will remain to be clear barriers. These simple additions ensure extra protection for their employees, as well as their customers to help limit the spread of Covid19. While a simple panel works well in situations like a drive-through window, freestanding options are...