NPE2018: The Plastics Show (May 7 – 11)
February 28, 2018
German RepRap’s LAM platform combined with Dow Performance Silicones’ 3D Printable SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is potentially capable of printing functional prototypes and enabling small manufacturing trials of complex parts. Further, the material’s properties closely match those of molded LSR, allowing an easy transfer into injection molding processes for high-volume manufacturing.
Dow Performance Silicone will also be featuring their Moldable Optical Silicone in an automotive LED headlamp optic produced in Zeiger Industries’ booth (W4143). To learn more about this optical material and the highly collaborative partnership on display in Zeiger’s booth, check out this news update.
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Your complimentary registration gives you free access to NPE2018’s exhibit halls, where you can source more than 2,000 leading equipment and manufacturers showcasing their latest innovations in 11 technology zones, including new areas spotlighting exciting developments at the forefront of the industry.
R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. (RDAbbott) is a full-service supplier that’s been serving the rubber industry since 1948. We are staffed with rubber industry experts, equipped with comprehensive testing laboratories, and stocked with leading elastomer products in warehouse locations throughout North America. Our featured laboratory services include in-house design and development capabilities (under ISO 9001:2015) with a technical team that specializes in formulation development and optimization, material testing, process engineering assistance, product characterization, and innovation development. Our product line encompasses a best-in-class list of elastomeric polymers, rubber chemicals, fillers, bonding agents, and testing equipment-all from respected manufacturers with trusted name brands. Visit www.RDAbbott.com to learn more.
About M.R. Mold & Engineering
M.R. Mold & Engineering is a global leader in the design and manufacture of injection molds for liquid silicone rubber (LSR), silicone gumstock, thermoset and thermoplastics. From concept through completion, M.R. Mold applies the expertise and technology to speed your product to market. Product development, design, engineering, manufacturing, validation and molding are all performed in-house. Visit www.mrmold.com to learn more.
About German RepRap GmbH
German RepRap GmbH is headquartered in Feldkirchen, Germany, and was originally founded as the German RepRap Foundation (GRRF) in 2010. It is a German manufacturer of industrial 3D printers “Made in Germany.” The company develops and manufactures 3D printers based on fused filament fabrication, and sells these together with the software, filaments and accessories directly, as well as via a global network of qualified sales partners. German RepRap was the first company in Germany to put a RepRap-based large-capacity 3D printer for professional users on the market in the form of the X400. The product line continues to expand and consists of 3D printers for professional use in the fields of product development, prototyping, mold and model making, architecture and design – right up to a build space of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm. Customers include major global industrial manufacturers from many sectors, including the automotive industry, aerospace, medical technology mechanical and system engineering and much more, as well as designers, architects, artists and other demanding private users. Visit www.germanreprap.com to learn more.
About Dow Performance Silicones
Dow Performance Silicones delivers a portfolio of performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of customers and industries around the world. The business uses innovative silicon-based technology to provide solutions and ingredients to customers in commercial construction and high-performance building, consumer goods, silicone elastomers, and pressure sensitive industries. As a global leader in innovation and silicone technology, we are committed to bringing new and proven solutions to the market that do more for our customers and continue to improve the lives of consumers worldwide. Visit www.dowcorning.com to learn more.
NPE2018 reflects the many advancements and changes in the industry, with new show floor features including the 3D/4D Printing Zone, Bottle Zone, Re|focus Zone, and Medical Parts Processing Zone, along with returning favorites including the Business & Finance Zone, Moldmaking Zone, and Flexible Vinyl Zone, just to name a few.
With over 1,100,000 net square feet (102,000 net square meters) of show floor and world-class technical and business-focused educational sessions, NPE2018 is the industry’s most important event in three years. Join us in Orlando, Florida, along with 65,000+ professionals from every spectrum of the plastics industry and its vertical markets—and discover the tools and emerging technologies that are shaping the future of plastics. Visit www.npe.org to learn more.