May 2021 ISSUE
Many in the manufacturing world experienced first-hand how agile and efficient 3D printing is when companies began to print products to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Custom molder EVCO expanded its 3D printing capabilities during this time to help produce parts quickly.
Global bioplastic production capacity is expected to increase to 4.8 billion lb by 2024, driven by OEMs and brand owners steadily converting applications to these “green” materials. If you’re looking to supply compounds to meet this demand, here are some key processing considerations you need to know.
The global pandemic invigorated longstanding trends and new market forces to push broad-based adoption of automation and robotics from the incremental to the inexorable.
A pandemic accelerated necessary changes in how we train current and future generations of mold-manufacturing professionals.
You might be able to add mold qualifications to the list of things forever changed by the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how NyproMold responded.
Jim Callari: Introducing the Plastics Technology Expo
Michael Sepe: Tracing the History of Polymeric Materials: Part 7
Jeremy Williams, consultant/trainer, RJG: The Difference Between Knit and Meld Lines--and Why It Matters
Jim Frankland: How to Select the Right Cooling Stack for Sheet
Jim Fattori: What You Need to Know About Blade Ejectors: Part 1
Processors Edge: New PC Helps Molder Cuts Costs for Automotive Lighting Bezels.
Resin Prices: Commodity Resin Prices Rise, But PP Falls
Plastics Processing Index: Index Reaches All-Time High … Again