Augmented reality and verbalizing operating instructions to machine tools may be coming to your shop floor sooner than you realize.
How to Polish Rusty Steel
Steel, when exposed to moisture and oxygen, forms a crusty chemical component called iron oxide -- otherwise known as rust. The best way to remove rust is to never allow steel to rust in the first ...
The Deadly Mistake You Could Be Making With Your Propane Grill This Summer
Share this with your family and friends so they can avoid this risky blunder.
How to Choose a Garage Door
Before you start shopping for a new garage door, learn what you should be looking for and get a sense of the vast possibilities this popular home improvement offers.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
SPE changes with the times — tell us how you picture the future
Twenty-five years ago, one of the young reporters at Plastics News took an in-depth look at the history and then-current state of the Society of Plastics Engineers for a special report on the association’s 50-year anniversary Bill Bregar was only in his third year here — he’llThe 1940s was a decade full of challenges and opportunities for plastics. The industry was not brand new — Leo H. Baekeland began small-scale production of phenol-formaldehyde thermosetting resins in 1907, that’s considered the birth of the modern plastics industry But 1942, when SPEToday Bregar is a senior reporter at Plastics News, and he’s tasked again with looking at a milestone anniversary for SPE — the association turns 75 this…
British plastics group launches new strategy to boost plastic recycling
London — The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has launched a new strategy to improve plastic recycling in the United Kingdom through industry-led initiatives and regulation. The strategy, said the BPFRG on April 5, will encourage the development of the U.K. plastic
This is What a Massive 500 Gallon Propane Tank Explosion Looks Like
If there's one thing that you want to avoid with anything that's propane powered from your grill to your heater, It would most obviously be a situation that would put the propane tank in danger of building up enough pressure to explode and send shrapnel flying everywhere. While these tanks are fitted with safety...
The problem with plastic pellets
Fidra is working hard to raise awareness within plastics processing and the wider materials handling and transportation industries that waste plastics are not just a problem at the consumer end of the supply chain.
What is Plastic Injection Molding? (with pictures)
Plastic injection molding is a method of making a very wide variety of items by pushing melted plastic into a mold. The main...