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Injection Molding

Michigan Community College Expands Manufacturing Engineering Center

Schoolcraft College more than doubles center devoted to manufacturing.
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How the Coronavirus Transformed Training

A pandemic accelerated the necessary change in how we train current and future generations of mold-manufacturing professionals.
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SPE Foundation Launches Video Education Program

Intent is to bring easy-to-access plastics educational videos to middle- and high-school students.
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Injection Molding

RJG Consolidates Southeast Training Facilities in North Carolina

RJG is consolidating its Gibsonville, N.C. and Woodstock, Ga. training facilities to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s (RCCC) campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
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Automation

How COVID-19 Did (and Didn’t) Change Automation in Plastics

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.
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Will You Be Ready for the Next Disruption?

Lessons learned from ongoing coronavirus pandemic should help business navigate through the next disruption.
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Penn State Behrend to Offer New Polymer Engineering and Science Major

Students in the college’s new Polymer Engineering and Science program will learn polymer behavior and use that knowledge to design new, specialized and more sustainable materials.
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Injection Molding

Ferris State Takes Delivery of New Zhafir Injection Machine

The university is using the Zhafir Zeres electric molding machine in an additional lab section for applied learning so there is one student at each machine versus two, reducing the number of lab partners and adhering to distancing.
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The Next Generation in Plastics

PLASTICS and the Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee are devoted to supporting and encouraging the next generation of plastics leaders who will play a crucial role in the innovation, technology, and the future of the plastics industry.
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A Message from Jon Smalling: Future Leader in Plastics (FLiP) Incoming Vice Chair

Jon Smalling, the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for SEPRO Group, knows that the future of the plastics industry is bright. PLASTICS Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee just elected Jon to serve as the FLiP Vice Chair for the 2021 year. Jon shares his thoughts on the value of FLiP involvement.
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Automation

Certified Collaborative Robot Education Program Launched

Curriculum provides cobot training as part of an integrated course and awards industry-recognized certification.
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Sheet Extrusion

Sheet Demand Spike Spurs More Extrusion Training

Two courses aim at getting operators and new personnel up to the task as demand for sheet soars as a barrier to stop spread of Corornavirus.
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Sheet Extrusion

‘Untapped Workforce’ Helps Drive Growth at MDI

Minnesota-based firm extrudes corrugated HDPE sheet and fabricates it into all kinds of tubs, totes, boxes, and trays for businesses that include Fortune 500 companies. Its model is unique: a manufacturer in a competitive business-to-business environment that has a mission of providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities—in an integrated and inclusive setting.
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Automation

Sepro America to Offer Virtual Robot Training

Free training webinars made available to its customers using online meeting systems.
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Injection Molding

RJG Expands Online Training Offerings

Five new course cover tool launch, part design, mold design, machine performance and systematic molding for LSR.
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Injection Molding

RJG Training Facility Adds Bole Machine

RJG’s Gibsonville, N.C. training site has added a 110-ton servodriven hydraulic Bole consignment machine.
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Injection Molding

Injection Molding: RJG Adds Virtual Training, Consultation

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, RJG has launched online interactive training, free live webinars and personalized remote consultation services.
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Additive Manufacturing

Eastman Donates Material For Coronavirus Face Shields to Protect Medical Workers

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is coordinating the effort to make 10,000 face shields in two weeks using 3D printers located at universities throughout the state.
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Injection Molding

Arburg Opens New Training Center

The training center is part of a new 13,700-m2 structure at the company’s Lossburg headquarters, which will also include administrative space and a health center.
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