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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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Materials

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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Injection Molding

RJG Opens New Training Lab in Germany

RJG Germany GmbH opened its new training lab on Jan. 1, 2020, including a classroom that seats up to 20 students and a fully-equipped lab for hands-on experience.
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Automotive

Exact Metrology Set to Open New Center in Illinois

Exact Metrology’s new facility will serve as a training, support, contract measurement and sales center.
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Injection Molding

Injection Molding: Training Program Launches New App to Serve Mobile Device Users

Routsis Training has launched the new LMSBridge app on iOS and Android to give users on mobile devices learning experience optimized for various platforms.
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Post-Consumer Recycling

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Named First Region for Every Bottle Back Initiative

Overall, nearly $3 million will be invested in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as part of the Every Bottle Back initiative including in infrastructure, MRF improvements, access, education to single-family and multifamily homes.
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Creating a Workforce That Works

At NPE 2018, workforce development was a key topic for attendees, exhibitors and the Plastics Industry Association. 
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Injection Molding

Molding Better Molders, One Class at a Time

Founded by and named for Rod Groleau, RJG grew out of an appreciation for two burgeoning needs of the plastics industry: training to help people better understand the molding process and equipment to let them actually see what’s happening inside that process.
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Increased Investment in Material Recovery Facilities and Consumer Education Push Recycling Forward

Shannon Crawford with the Plastics Industry Association discusses what's being done to expand recycling efforts in the United States.
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Injection Molding

Sumitomo Demag Adds two New Tech Centers

New training and demo centers in Illinois and California will help molders keep up with technical developments as they happen.
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