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Published: 10/7/2020

'10 Things We’re Seeing in Machine Shops Right Now'
Metalworking shops and plastics plants make for interesting comparisons of their responses to the COVID-19 challenge.

Published: 9/21/2020

Plastics Processors Report Quickening Expansion
Expansion among both captive and custom processors is driven by expanding orders, production, and employment.

Published: 8/25/2020

Additive Manufacturing Media Announces New Educational Presentation Series
Presented with IMTS spark, the series will explore how 3D printing technology is changing the face of manufacturing.

Published: 8/21/2020

Metal vs. Polymer 3D-Printed Mold Tooling: Which is “Better?”
“Better” is the wrong metric—instead, molders should understand the key differences between tooling and appreciate where in the product lifecycle each technology fits best.

Published: 8/17/2020

GM Using Stratasys 3D Printing Systems for Ventilator Tooling Production
GM’s director of additive manufacturing, Ron Daul, talks with Plastics Technology about the company’s investment in 3D printing technologies. 

Published: 7/31/2020

Additive Manufacturing and Injection Molding Increasingly Complementary in Covid-19 Crisis
The coronavirus crisis has often simultaneously required the speed of additive manufacturing and the scale of injection molding.

Published: 6/10/2020

Video: Essentium and Sulzer Discuss 3D Printed Face Mask Project
In this video interview, Blake Mosher of Essentium and Darayus Pardivala of Sulzer talk about Essentium’s work in creating 3D printed face masks for Sulzer employees. 

Published: 6/10/2020

Plastics Processing Business Continued Contracting in April
Global economic shutdown causes downturn in new orders and production.

Published: 6/2/2020

Molder Pushes Limits of Rapid Tooling in Coronavirus Crash Projects
Harbec explores 3D printed aluminum molds with conformal cooling.

Published: 5/28/2020

What You Should Know About Miniature Extrusion Screws
Very small screws have become more common with the growth of additive manufacturing. Designing such screws requires balancing their output requirements with their torque strength.