Injection Molding

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.


Materials: Implant-Grade PEEK Filament for Medical Applications in 3D Printing

The material was developed for fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology. 

Additive Manufacturing

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.

Additive Manufacturing

FDA Grants Formlabs Emergency Use Authorization for 3D-Printed Ventilator Component

Formlabs has the capacity to produce up to 3,000 3D printed adapters a day and is now shipping the adapters to hospitals for critically ill COVID-19 patients.


Tooling: Heat-Resistant 3D Printing Material Suited to Plastic Tooling

A tough, heat-resistant resin for 3D printing was introduced last November by 3D Systems.


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 comments below (edited) appeared originally March 31 in a OpEd piece published by the Wall Street Journal.


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?

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing: New 3D Printer Aims to Validate New Product Designs Quickly

The new J55 3D printer from Stratasys is about a third the price of the PolyJet printers.

Additive Manufacturing

HP Provides Updates Regarding its Efforts Around COVID-19

To date, HP and its global community of partners and customers has produced more than 150,000 parts for medical applications and growing.

Additive Manufacturing

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).