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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.

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.

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.

Automation

Certified Collaborative Robot Education Program Launched

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

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.

Automation

Sepro America to Offer Virtual Robot Training

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

Injection Molding

RJG Expands Online Training Offerings

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Electronics

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.

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.

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.

Creating a Workforce That Works

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

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.

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.

Injection Molding

RJG Partners with a Nebraska Community College on Injection Molding Training Lab

RJG and other partners are contributing to new plastics training lab at Central Community College in Columbus, Neb.

Compounding

New Report Details Aging of Manufacturing Workforce

Study from Manufacturing Institute also reveals best practices by companies that are meeting the challenge head on.

Injection Molding

RJG Helps Bring Molding Training to Nebraska College

Central Community College (CCC) to embed RJG education into curriculum when new training lab is completed in the beginning of 2020.

Stretch Blow Molding

Learn About Operating PET Bottle Machines

Practical, hands-on training for machine operators and technicians about running stretch-blow machines.

Injection Molding

VIDEO: Injection Molding Experts Confront Industry’s Challenges

The technology divide in molding; worst practices; low pay and less training—a panel of injection experts tackled some of the tough issues facing processors today during a panel at Molding 2019.

Injection Molding

Are You a Hot-Shot Molder? Test Your Skills Against Your Peers

Injection molding can be fun—try Paulson Training’s SimTech Molding Challenge to find out.