Metafuse technology showcased at ‘Designing in Plastics’

Written by: Lou Reade | Published:

Thin layer of metal alloy boosts mechanical strength of plastics products, and forms part of event to help designers cut cost and add value to their designs. Other highlights include a golf trolley whose successful design relies on plastics

DuPont’s Metafuse technology – which uses a very thin layer of metal alloy to add mechanical strength to plastics products – will be on show at Eureka’s forthcoming ‘Designing in Plastics’ Design Day.

At the event, on 23 September in Cambridge, DuPont will invite delegates to stamp on a ping-pong ball that has been treated with the technology – and is confident that it will not even dent. The technology was featured exclusively in Eureka's October 2007 issue.

DuPont is one of four event sponsors – the others are Holloid Plastics, Materialise and Distrupol – that will lead hands-on workshops on various aspects of plastics design.

The event focuses on ways in which plastics can help designers cut costs and add value to their designs – through part consolidation, design flexibility, weight saving and styling effects.

Speakers at the event include: Steve May-Russell of design consultancy Smallfry, who explains how intelligent use of plastics has added value to a range of successful products; and John Greaves of Greaves Best Design, on how plastics are integral to the success of the award-winning GoKart powered golf trolley.

To register your interest in the event, visit, phone Kerry Wilkins on 01322 221144, or email

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