From a 100% natural stone-like material made entirely from fish scales, to shape memory material that adapts to human temperature, Material Library and Online Database continue to grow. Check out the Top Five Material additions for March!
Scalite is made with a natural biopolymer contained within fish scales. During the process this biopolymer is extracted and mixed with the mineral part of the scales to create a powder which the company then compresses according to their proprietary process to form sheets. It has similar mechanical properties to concrete and MDF. Applications include interior decoration.
This High-speed additive manufacturing process combines continuous aligned fibers, a thermoplastic matrix, and metallic inserts within topology optimized shapes to create high-performance composite parts at scale. It consists of composite shaping, 3D-prealigned preform assembly, and mold processing. Applications include industrial & automotive parts, sporting goods and consumer electronics
This material is composed of a polyolefin-based resin and uses a proprietary film formation to create a foamed sheet. The material is as supple as rubber at room temperature and can be bent, twisted and stretched without force. When deformed, it retains its shape for a certain period of time and then gently returns to its original shape. Applications include apparel and automotive.
TempSense is a 100% recyclable interactive paper that can record and transmit temperature data throughout the entire supply chain or trigger different digital experiences for consumers, by simply holding a smartphone next to it – no additional hardware or apps required. It is made of 100% agricultural waste or 100% FSC® certified post-consumer paper with a CO2 neutral option for premium applications.
Composed of natural Kraft paper, BubblePaper is mechanically formed into a bubble-shaped geometry with bubbles formed in alternating directions. It is impact resistant, has high tear strength, and provides thermal protection. Plus, It has superior moisture resistance compared to standard paper. Applications include cushioning, thermal protection to parts and products and fill voids in packaging.