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Published: 5/19/2020

Injection Pairs with Blow Molding for In-Mold Assembly
At Sussex IM, compact cells of side-by-side injection and blow molding machines “assemble” reusable water bottles with insert blow molding and automated transfer, trimming and leak testing.

Published: 5/5/2020

Coronavirus Emergency: Ventilator Valves 3D Printed at Hospital
Valves in short supply made in hours with FDM and SLS printers. New heat-resistant material shows promise.

Published: 5/1/2020

American Manufacturing Steps Up to the Coronavirus Challenge
Plastics processors are among the manufacturers that stepped up big-time in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to turn over this space this month to Rick Kline Jr., president of our parent company Gardner Business Media, whose...

Published: 5/1/2020

Processing Index Contracts as Coronavirus Disrupts Economy
COVID-19 results in weaker new orders, production dips and a disrupted supply chain in March. But for how long?

Published: 4/29/2020

Mack Helps Convert Snorkeling Mask into Much-Needed PPE
A former employee connection, the need for a tight turnaround and a desire to use existing filtration—how Mack Molding’s Synectic redesigned a snorkeling mask into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Published: 4/3/2020

3D Printing Helps Close the Loop for Armor’s Circular Economy
Manufacturing 3D printing filament was first a way for Armor to recycle its own reclaimed plastic waste. But now, this business unit is helping to close the loop on sustainability for plastic 3D printed products.

Published: 3/20/2020

3D Printing Helps Keep Production Going During the Coronavirus Crisis
Formlabs and Essentium both discuss how their companies are responding to the COVID-19 crisis and how 3D printing can help eliminate potential supply chain disruption.

Published: 3/19/2020

SPE Schedules First-Ever 'Virtual' ANTEC
Attendees can listen to keynotes and presentations live. Many presentations will also be recorded.

Published: 1/29/2020

More Milestones for EVCO Plastics
Custom injection molder is adding floorspace, machine capacity, and contract manufacturing capabilities at multiple plants in the U.S. and Mexico.

Published: 1/23/2020

Survey: Open Ecosystem is Important to Advance 3D Printing at Scale
About 162 managers and executives from large manufacturing companies across the world completed the survey on their current experiences, challenges and trends with 3D printing for production manufacturing.