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GlobalSpec: DirectU2 Plastic Fabrication
March 27, 2008 - Volume 3 Issue 3
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14 Design Commandments

14 Design Commandments Before tooling even begins, total time and costs may already have jumped higher than necessary. That's where efficient part design comes in handy. Injection Molding Magazine reports on the 14 considerations to make before molding. Some are as simple as communicating early with toolmakers on the need for interchangeable inserts, for example, while other considerations may require more thought and experimentation, such as including undercuts in part ejection. Design it right the first time and you can avoid frustrating, costly, and untimely do-overs.

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Mighty-Tuff Band Heaters
Ogden Manufacturing Co.

Mighty-Tuff Band Heaters When even, reliable heat is critical choose Ogden Mighty-Tuff band heaters.

• Stainless steel sheath to resist oxidation
• Capable of operating up to 1400° F sheath temperature
• Highest possible application temperatures
• Reach 200 WPSI
• Thin profile (3/16 in.) for rapid response

Custom Plastic Machined Components
Plastomer Technologies

Custom Plastic Machined Components Plastomer Technologies is a leading manufacturer of custom engineered plastic components. Our expert machinists produce tight tolerance intricate parts to specification from all engineered plastics. We also manufacture the highest quality PTFE Shapes from our state-of-the-art plant in Houston, TX. Contact us today for a quote on your custom needs.

DOW Launches BETAMATE LESA
Rudolph Bros. & Co.

DOW launches BETAMATE LESA Top 100 most technologically significant New Products & Processes of the Year. A recent winner of industry recognition from the Society of Plastics Engineers, PACE Awards, and R&D 100, BETAMATE LESA can be used to replace or supplement welds and mechanical fasteners in a wide variety of structural applications. Learn more.

DDM: Four Targets for Successful Application
REDEYE RPM

DDM: Four Targets for Successful Application Direct digital manufacturing: Four targets for successful application

• Non-critical, simple geometries
• Non-critical complex geometries
• Structural, non-critical parts
• High complexity, critical parts

Quote, buy, and build your parts online. It takes two minutes to get a quote.

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Faster than a Speeding Bullet?

Faster than a Speeding Bullet? Absorb sound and vibration; tame electrical sparks; suppress explosions. These things may sound like a job description for Superman, but they also describe the capabilities of reticulated polyurethane foam, an open-cell material with repeatable pore sizes. Used in filtering and gasketing, the "synthetic sponge" can also add metal particles to operate conductively.

Green Light for Glass Alternative

Green Light for Glass Alternative PET mixed with a dash of DiamondClear™ oxygen scavenging technology makes a recipe for a lightweight, recyclable glass alternative in food packaging. It has the same clarity as glass but with an unbreakable barrier. And thanks to a recent U.S. FDA approval, the material may get more play in sauce, jelly, and juice containers on store shelves.

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Floating a Wear-Prevention Idea

Floating a Wear-Prevention Idea Mold builders are using simple logic to combat wear on injection mold components: Remove the stress causing wear on a part. Caused by constant movement of one part among static components, the stress dissipates when components can "float." The idea, when used with the right parts, can save internal threads and copper alloys.

More from Microcellular Molding

More from Microcellular Molding A new screw may be the key to molding large, complex parts from Celstran long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics using the MuCell microcellular foam process. Plastics & Rubber Weekly reports less shear and a lower compression ratio. The main interest in the screw, however, comes from better impact and tensile strength, low warpage, and reduced weight.

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Try it Once, You'll Use it Forever!
 

Competition Chemicals, Inc.

Try it Once, You'll Use it Forever! Simichrome — the outstanding mold polish. Polishes — without scratching — tool and die molds, extrusion dies, and more. Excellent purging compound, too!

BlueAway — the fantastic cleaner for molds using epoxy, phenolic, and other similar compounds. For complete information and a complimentary sample, visit our Web site or call 641-648-5121 (Ext. 1899).

Benefits of M2M ERP Specifically for
Plastics Fabrication

Made2Manage, a Consona ERP Solution

Benefits of M2M ERP Specifically for Plastics Fabrication Made2Manage products and services offer rich functionality for engineer-to-order, make-to-order, mixed-mode, and make-to-stock manufacturers within plastics fabrication.

One client utilizing Made2Manage reports surviving a nasty economic downturn by handling 4X more transactions on fewer resources. Is your organization facing increased pressure to do the same? We can help.

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Keep Control
Control Plastics, Inc.

Keep Control For over 30 years Control Plastics has worked with manufacturers when perfection is not an option, from concept to production. Providing mold making and tooling, for manufacturing in both metal and plastics applications. With many additional services including engineering, technical support, in short Control Plastics helps you to keep control over your projects.

Precision Profiles
C+K Plastics / Valley Extrusions

Precision Profiles If you are in need of a custom extrusion for your application, Valley Extrusion has the technical expertise to turn your design or concept into a precision product. In addition, Valley Extrusions offers a wide range of both inline and offline secondary operations.

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Mainstreaming Wood-Plastic Extrusion

Mainstreaming Wood-Plastic Extrusion A few manufacturers have banded together to offer measurement standards for wood plastic compounds to meet extrusion potential. International Extrusion Magazine writes why manufacturers should not skimp on low quality wood chips, why plastics from a recycled plant may be the wisest material choice for the money, and how the two-stage process can save material.

Mixing Gets Low-Tech

Mixing Gets Low-Tech A new polyurethane mixhead that promises a wide range of flow rates and low 1015 to 1106 psi mixing pressure also eliminates the one traditional mixhead component — the jet. Instead, a V-shaped feed chamber encourages speed and turbulence, the drivers causing the lower-pressure mixing. No trained operating skills required.

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The Do-It-All Design Stop

The Do-It-All Design Stop When two software powerhouses combined to create one toolkit, they came up with a single stop for designing, modeling, testing, and mapping results. NI Labview covers instrumentation and design, while SolidWorks handles the 3D modeling and simulation. Eureka reports the software at a usable stage but still early in development.

Failures Found

Failures Found To blow-molding packagers, knowing a bottle design will fail matters less than knowing where it will fail. To assist in marking failure points, a servo-controlled pressure tester operates as a one-stop shop for pressure and expansion stresses. With more lightweight and advanced materials in production, the device can squeeze weeks of testing into a few minutes.

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Overmold Rubber to Plastic CAPABILITY
IER Fujikura, Inc.

Overmold Rubber to Plastic CAPABILITY IER Fujikura has overmolded rubber to plastic for 50 years. This capability helps our customers reduce assembly cost and the costly metal content. The assembly process is our molding process. We support the component design and we customize the rubber compound to the application needs (temperature, chemical, functional).

For more information, visit us at www.ierfujikura.com.

Injection Molded Cuff Capabilities
Midwest Rubber Service & Supply Co.

Injection Molded Cuff Capabilities Midwest Rubber's injection molded cuff capabilities provide many different cuff styles that can solve the toughest design problems. Molded cuffs are superior to threaded and glued cuffs, and are available in standard black, gray, or natural colors.

Visit our Web site for more information.

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A Better Job Search by Design
Dice

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Education: Breadth vs Depth
 

Education: Breadth vs Depth John graduates from college with a mechanical engineering degree; Jane graduates with a plastics engineering degree. Who makes out better? According to this Design News article, it depends. If job skill preparation is the priority, count on Jane. If adaptability to a range of jobs matters more, John may be the more employable graduate.

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Injection Blast from Plastics Past

Injection Blast from Plastics Past Here's a suggestion to lure more kids' interest in plastics: Resurrect the Mold-A-Rama. A fixture of the sixties, the injection molding machine toy could mold and cool resin pellets, spit out a plastic figure, and even include a hollow center. An older Plastics.com blog posting recalls the Mold-A-Rama era and suggests places to indulge your plastic toy collecting habit.

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Volume 9 - Issue 3 - 03/27/2014
Download Cooling Water Manifold 3D Models; Custom Insert Molding; High Elongation, Good Recovery; Coatings from Renewable Resources - Tough and Durable; Wear-resistant, Lubrication-free Plastic Bar-stock Available; The Softer Side of Plastic - TPE Overmolding; Low Density PTFE Tapes/Films
Volume 9 - Issue 2 - 02/27/2014
Complete Appearance Control for Plastics; Smart Battery Pack Technology; Polyethylene PE Film - How It's Made; Can Stick It Together; Extrusion Blow Molding Best Practices Seminar; UHMW for Serious Off-road Enthusiasts; FEP Lay-Flat Heat Shrink
Volume 9 - Issue 1 - 01/23/2014
3D Printing and Prototyping; Custom Insert Molding; DYTEK EP Diamine Now Lower Price; Reduce Thermoplastic Composite Product Development Costs; Custom Extruded Products
Volume 8 - Issue 12 - 12/26/2013
Polyethylene PE Film - How It's Made; Reduce Energy and Improve Quality with Platen Insulation; FEP Lay-Flat Heat Shrink; Water Resistant, UV Blocking Building Materials
Volume 8 - Issue 11 - 11/27/2013
Ideal for Thermoforming and Injection Molding; Metal Pretty - Plastic Smart; TECAPEI for Automotive and Aircraft Applications; Hard Chromium Electroplating and Surface Coatings for Small to XXL Items; Engineered Structural Composites (ESC); Rulon Bearings | FDA Compliant for Medical Use; Custom Extruded Products
Volume 8 - Issue 9 - 09/26/2013
New 2013 IR thermoMETER catalog; Pinpoint Metal Detection; High-quality Equipment for Plastics Processing; Baxter the Robot Loves Plastics; Thomson - A High Degree of Precision; More Than Just Couplings; Rulon Bearings | FDA Compliant for Medical Use; Reducing Expensive Mould Tool Change Times; Custom Fabricated Mold/Platen Insulation; Take the HYPERFORM Elastomeric Tubing Challenge; Attend the Global Plastics Summit
Volume 8 - Issue 8 - 08/22/2013
Value-added Services; Water Resistant, UV Blocking Building Materials; Custom Processing Offers Compounding and Extruding; Polyethylene PE Film - How It's Made; Custom Extruded Products; Smart Solutions for Microspeaker Diaphragms
Volume 8 - Issue 7 - 07/25/2013
Scientific Cooling(SM) Class; DYTEK EP Diamine Now Lower Price; MIC 6 Aluminum Cast Plate - The Best of the Best; Why Silicone Molds Can Inhibit the Cure of Clear Resins; Innovative Plastics Healthcare Portfolio; New Line of Cost-effective Slide Assemblies for Injection Molding; Isoplatens Provide High Levels of Thermal Stability
Volume 8 - Issue 6 - 06/27/2013
Resin Transfer Molding; Ultracomp Bearing Grade Composites; Try It Once, You'll Use It Forever!; Phase Two of Two Year Capital Reinvestment Project; Attention Injection Molders; Custom Sealing Solutions, HVAC; Wood Grain Look for Thermoplastic Extrusions
Volume 8 - Issue 5 - 05/23/2013
Injection Mold Design Seminar; Plastic Fabrication; Custom and Remanufactured Hydrualic Presses; Cryogenic Insulation; Why Silicone Molds Can Inhibit the Cure of Clear Resins; Sheldahl High Performance Busbar Insulation Materials
Volume 8 - Issue 4 - 04/25/2013
ISO Class 8 Clean Room Molding; Chillers - Designed to Perform. Built to Last; Wood Grain Look for Thermoplastic Extrusions; Hard Chromium Electroplating and Surface Coatings; Stoner Mold Cleaners Degreasers and Releases
Volume 8 - Issue 3 - 03/28/2013
Need Mold/Platen Insulation?; Improved Cost of Ownership by Efficiency Gains; Close Tolerance Custom Injection Molding; Clean Metals, Clean Solutions; ISF Applications for Power Generation
Volume 8 - Issue 2 - 02/28/2013
A Helpful Guide to Casting Clear Resins; Custom Plastic Injection Molding; Resin Transfer Molding; Filter Glass from All the World's Best Sources; High Performance Adhesives and Sealants for Motors and Turbines; Precision CNC and Conventional Custom Mfg.;
Volume 8 - Issue 1 - 01/24/2013
Imagine the Possibilities with DEF and Diesel Fuel Tanks; All of Your Plastic Fabrication Needs; Rotary Valve with Run-clean Design Reduces Cleaning and Changeover Time; Plastic Forming, Grinding; PolyGrid Precision-Expanded Plastics; Functional Plastic Extrusions
Volume 7 - Issue 12 - 12/27/2012
3M Air Power Tools; Serving the Military for Over 60 Years; Metal Bonding Instant Adhesive; Coating Services; RB-72 Robotic Grit-Blast System; Hard Chromium Electroplating and Surface Coatings; Optimize Your Plastics Part and Injection Mold Designs; Metal Injection Molding; Custom Chemical Synthesis; Resins for Assembly
Volume 7 - Issue 11 - 11/21/2012
Engineered for Medical Excellence; Metal Prototype Appliance Parts in 3+ Days; Urethane Casting Resin for Producing Stable Cast Parts; Plastic Forming, Grinding; Optimize Your Plastics Part and Injection Mold Designs
Volume 7 - Issue 10 - 10/25/2012
High-performance Super Blue Extruder; Conserve Cooling Water Capacity with Delta-Q; Try It Once, You'll Use It Forever!; Urethane Casting Resin for Producing Stable Cast Parts; Add Value to Your Plastics with Adhesive Tapes!; Adhesives Bond and Repair Trim Fast
Volume 7 - Issue 9 - 09/27/2012
Pressure-sensitive Adhesives for Laminating and Fabricating Challenges; Hard Chromium Electroplating and Surface Coatings; Metal Parts in as Little as Two Days!
Volume 7 - Issue 8 - 08/23/2012
High Strength Plastic Components; I Can Make My Own Prototypes?; Hard Chromium Electroplating and Surface Coatings; Plastic Fabrication; Stop Struggling with Downtime; Lubricant for Diamond Films Lapping and Polishing; Pressure-sensitive Adhesives for Laminating and Fabricating Challenges; For Lightweighting Plastics and More...
Volume 7 - Issue 7 - 07/26/2012
Competitive High-quality Product Manufacturing; Torsion Spring Design Experts; Hard Chromium Electroplating and Surface Coatings; Improvements with Gas Assist Injection Molding; INSTAbond N895 Adhesive with High Bond Strenghth and Room Temperature Curing
Volume 7 - Issue 6 - 06/28/2012
The Aftermarket Services; High-temp Silica Cloth; High Temperature Engineering Thermoplastic; Custom Extruded Products; I Can Make My Own Prototypes?
Volume 7 - Issue 5 - 05/24/2012
DS-eVUE Affordable Process Controls for Extrusion; Just One Word for You - Plastics; Custom Extruded Products; Plastic Prototypes and Short-run Production; Plastic Fabrication; Plastic Machining; Add Value to Your Plastics with Adhesive Tapes!; 3D Scanner for Quality Inspection of Plastic Parts;
Volume 7 - Issue 4 - 04/26/2012
Engineered for Medical Excellence; Rotary Die Cutting; Global Reach...Local Presence!; Providing Liquid Silicone Rubber Solutions; Lids for Microelectronic Packages; Expanded Material for Alternative Energy Applications
Volume 7 - Issue 3 - 03/22/2012
A Wide Range of Tape Solutions; High Efficiency Infrared for Plastics Fabrication; Mark Your Calendar; Change Injection Molds Faster with Smartflow; High-quality, Low-cost Design and Manufacturing; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments
Volume 7 - Issue 2 - 02/23/2012
Expanded VICTREX PEEK for Aerospace; Plastic Forming, Grinding; Enter the International Plastics Design Competition; Mark Your Calendar; Change Injection Molds Faster with Smartflow; Precision in Plastic; Fully Integrated Sheet Extrusion Systems; World leaders in MIM
Volume 7 - Issue 1 - 01/26/2012
Technical Problem Solving; Custom Plastic Injection Molding and Extrusions; Enter the International Plastics Design Competition; XAREC SPS Move to a Higher Level; I Can Make My Own Prototypes?; High-performance Super Blue Extruder
Volume 6 - Issue 12 - 12/22/2011
Thermoplastics; AvaSpire PAEK Resins; Nomex LT; Small Swiss-type Screw Machine Parts Made to Order; Need an Alternative to Long Lead Times on Forgings?
Volume 6 - Issue 11 - 11/23/2011
Standard Structural Profiles Provide Low-cost Solutions; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments; Plastic Marking Solutions; One Stop Tube Shop; Filter Glass from All the World's Best Sources; ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-Bond Plastics
Volume 6 - Issue 10 - 10/27/2011
The Bonding Companion of Choice for Plastics; Plastic Fabrication; Fully Integrated Sheet Extrusion Systems; Reduce Cycle Time and Scrap Rate; Reshape the Future of Plastics at NPE2012; In-mold Labeling Systems and Robotics; PolyMag Magnetic Separators; Custom Plastic Injection Molding and Extrusions
Volume 6 - Issue 9 - 09/22/2011
Plastic Marking Solutions; Reshape the Future of Plastics at NPE2012; Plastic Forming, Grinding; Glass Epoxy Tube Fabrication Specialist; High Efficiency Infrared for Plastics Fabrication; Plastic Prototypes and Short-run Production; Functional Plastic Extrusions; Change Injection Molds Faster with Smartflow; Thermoform / Vacuum Form / Roto-Mold Tooling
Volume 6 - Issue 8 - 08/25/2011
Custom Plastic Profile Extrusion; Engineering Plastics for Machinists; In-mold Labeling Systems and Robotics; Thermoplastics
Volume 6 - Issue 7 - 07/28/2011
The Bonding Companion of Choice for Plastics; New Turbulent Flow Meter; Complete Flooring Product Line; Increase Productivity and Energy Savings; Plastic Forming, Grinding; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments; PolyGrid Precision-Expanded Plastics
Volume 6 - Issue 6 - 06/23/2011
Lightweight Composites Processing Technology - Automotive Sector; High-performance Super Blue Extruder; VEL Virtual Extrusion Laboratory; In-mold Labeling Systems and Robotics; Functional Plastic Extrusions; Tech Help: Who's in Your Corner?; Plastics Rapid Phototyping for All Industries!
Volume 6 - Issue 5 - 05/26/2011
VEL Virtual Extrusion Laboratory; Thermal Electric Products for the Plastics Industry; Fully Integrated Sheet Extrusion Systems; Plastic Marking Solutions; Custom Plastic Profile Extrusion; Plastic Forming, Grinding; Thermoplastics
Volume 6 - Issue 4 - 04/28/2011
Industrial Fluidized Baths for Plastics Manufacturing; Try it Once, You'll Use it Forever!; The Softer Side of Plastic -- TPE Overmolding; New Turbulent Flow Meter; Functional Plastic Extrusions; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments
Volume 6 - Issue 3 - 03/24/2011
Custom Plastic Injection Molding; Custom Plastic Profile Extrusion; Plastic Marking Solutions; Brass Fastener for Plastic/Composite Applications; Dr. Eddy Diagnoses Flow Condition; Duoflow Divided Aluminum Manifold; Plastics Rapid Phototyping for All Industries!
Volume 6 - Issue 2 - 02/24/2011
Hi-temp and Dielectric Plastics Fabrication; Plastic Forming, Grinding; ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-bond Plastics; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments
Volume 6 - Issue 1 - 01/27/2011
Plastic Marking Solutions; The Most Widely Used Job Shop Software; The Softer Side of Plastic - TPE Overmolding; Custom Plastic Profile Extrusion; Thermoplastics; Plastics Fabrication | Prototype to Production; PolyGrid Precision-Expanded Plastics; Plastics: Injection Molded
Volume 5 - Issue 12 - 12/23/2010
ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-bond Plastics; Laser Marking Solutions; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments; The Softer Side of Plastic - TPE Overmolding; Custom Fabricated Polymer Components
Volume 5 - Issue 11 - 11/24/2010
Specializing in Close-tolerance Precision Plastic Part Production; Pultex Superstructurals; PolyGrid Precision-Expanded Plastics; Custom Plastic Profile Extrusion; Plastic Forming, Grinding
Volume 5 - Issue 10 - 10/28/2010
977CM Pulsed DC Controller System; New Turbulent Flow Meter; Custom Fabricated Polymer Components; Plastic Marking Solutions; Plastics Fabrication - Prototype to Production; Plastics: Injection Molded; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments
Volume 5 - Issue 9 - 09/23/2010
High-performance Plastics = High-performance Parts; Custom Injection Molding and Contract Manufacturing; Need to Drop a Few Pounds?; Pultex Superstructurals; Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) and Polyurethanes; Nucleating and Foaming Agent for Polystyrene; Try it Once, You'll Use it Forever!; Dieless Knife Cutting and Milling System; Experts in Molding of High Temperature Plastics
Volume 5 - Issue 8 - 08/26/2010
Novel Process Solutions for Plastics Producers; Vertical Injection Machine; 977CM Pulsed DC Controller System; Go 'Green'; Plastic Marking Solutions; The Softer Side of Plastic - TPE Overmolding; Functional Plastic Extrusions; Plastics Rapid Phototyping for All Industries!
Volume 5 - Issue 7 - 07/22/2010
ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-bond Plastics; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments; Plastics: Injection Molded; Custom Fabricated Polymer Components; Value Engineering Services for Plastic Extrusions; Design Tips from Protomold; YSS Plastic Mold Steels 'HI-PM' Series
Volume 5 - Issue 6 - 06/24/2010
Laser Marking Solutions; Keep Control; Plastic Injection Molding and Injection Blow Molding; Your Partner for Success; Lower Costs for Plastic Laser Welding; Follow the Leader; Plastic Forming, Grinding
Volume 5 - Issue 5 - 05/27/2010
Custom Plastic Profile Extrusion; TPE and Plastic Molding Services; 45 Reasons Your Business Needs 3D Direct Modeling; Try it Once, You'll Use it Forever!; Thermoformed Solutions; Innovative Acetal: High-impact Hostaform S-grades; Discover Ultem* Foam for High-performance Applications; Aerogel Insulation; Versaswitch Core Pull Switch for Injection Molds;
Volume 5 - Issue 4 - 04/22/2010
Laser Marking Solutions; Simplify Your Supply Chain; Plastic Fabrication and Machining; EnterpriseIQ - Number 1 in Plastics ERP; Composite Decking; Rubber Gaskets, Washers, Seals, and Diaphragms; Precision Profiles; 45 Reasons Your Business Needs 3D Direct Modeling; Plastics: Injection Molded; Multi-plant Operation ISO 9001: 2000 Certified; Molding and Casting Your Parts - Prototype to Production
Volume 5 - Issue 3 - 03/25/2010
Custom Fabricated Polymer Components; Masters in the Art of Material Recovery; Custom Profile Extrusions; Plastic Forming, Grinding; Thermoform / Vacuum Form / Roto-Mold Tooling; Micro Molding - High-speed, Dynamic Process; ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-bond Plastics
Volume 5 - Issue 2 - 02/25/2010
SNG II Nitrogen Generation System; Infrared Heaters for Plastic Staking and Welding; Custom Formed Plastics; Plastic Marking Solutions; Custom Thermoplastic Compounding and Formulations; Switching from Metals to Plastics: A Primer
Volume 5 - Issue 1 - 01/28/2010
PEEK Torlon Molding of Complex Parts; FRP Processors - Lower Your Total Costs; TPE and Plastic Molding Services; Injection Molded Plastics; PolyGrid Precision-Expanded Plastics; Functional Plastic Extrusions
Volume 4 - Issue 12 - 12/24/2009
Custom Polyurethane Products; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments; Color and Effects; Precision Machined Custom Parts from Plastic; Plastic Forming, Grinding; Plastics Products; Custom Plastic Profile Extrusion
Volume 4 - Issue 11 - 11/30/2009
Custom Downstream Equipment Solutions; Plastics; Try it Once, You'll Use it Forever; Plastics: Injection Molded; Green Products; Infrared Heating for Photovoltaic Coatings
Volume 4 - Issue 10 - 10/22/2009
Innovation Through Custom Thermoforming; Custom Plastic Machining; UL Purchases Thermoplastics Testing Center (TTC) in Germany; Molding and Casting Your Parts - Prototype to Production; ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-bond Plastics; Plastic Marking Solutions from Epilog Laser; Global Outsourcing and Manufacturing Solutions
Volume 4 - Issue 9 - 09/24/2009
Composite Decking; Parts When You Need Them...Fast!; Plastic Prototypes Quick and Right; Your Partner for Success; Global Outsourcing and Manufacturing Solutions; Thermoplastic Layered Films
Volume 4 - Issue 8 - 08/27/2009
Lease-Purchase - PlastiVac Vacuum Forming Machines; Cycolac ABS Resin; Product Design and Development Capabilities; Injection Molded Plastics; Design For Manufacturability - Plastic Molding; Custom Plastic Profile Extrusion; Resilient Plastic Extrusions
Volume 4 - Issue 7 - 07/23/2009
Green Products; ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-bond Plastics; Custom Polyurethane Products; TPE and Plastic Molding Services; HI-PM Magic, Hitachi Advanced Plastic Mold Steel; VISION Series Hydraulic Lab Presses
Volume 4 - Issue 6 - 06/25/2009
Insertion Heaters; Accurate Thickness Measurements, Made Easier!; Excellence in Hotplate Welding; Laminators/Mounters Trimmers and Supplies; Quick-Change Device Eliminates Nuts, Bolts, and Tools; Download SolidWorks eDrawings of a Moldbase; Plastic Part Solutions; Plastics; Design For Manufacturability - Plastic Molding; Plastics: Injection Molded
Volume 4 - Issue 5 - 05/28/2009
Mighty-Tuff Band Heaters; Material Preselection with UL iQ for Plastics Database; Insert and Over Molding; Cycolac ABS Resin; NPE2009 Offers 1,000+ Education Sessions and Business Solutions; Custom Plastic Products; Forming Station Raises Performance Bar; Download SolidWorks eDrawings of a Moldbase; Custom Plastic Machined Components; Umbrella Check Valves for Industrial Applications; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments
Volume 4 - Issue 4 - 04/23/2009
Mighty-Tuff Band Heaters; Material Preselection with UL iQ for Plastics Database; Fabrication 'Know-How'; Provides Plastics Products; Custom Polyurethane Products; TPE and Plastic Molding Services; Infrared Heaters for Plastic Staking and Welding; Plastic Forming, Grinding
Volume 4 - Issue 3 - 03/26/2009
Metal Separators Protect Plastics Processing Machinery; Plastic Marking Solutions; Custom Molded Plastic and Rubber Components; Plastics Injection Molded; Try it Once, You'll Use it Forever!; Faster Demolding, Less Waste, Less Wear; Custom Plastic Products; ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-bond Plastics; Compression Molding; Multi-shot Liquid Silicone Rubber; Fujikura Rolling Diaphragms; Pivotal Answers in Precision Foam Assemblies
Volume 4 - Issue 2 - 02/26/2009
Insertion Heaters; Custom Plastic Machining; Your Plastics Design on Display at NPE2009; Custom Plastic Parts-limited Tooling Investments; Custom Polyurethane Products; Plastics Assembly System Model 220 20 kHz; Molding and Casting Your Parts - Prototype to Production; Custom Fabrication Solutions
Volume 4 - Issue 1 - 01/22/2009
Mighty-Tuff Band Heaters; Plastic Marking Solutions; Custom Hydraulic Trim Presses for Thermal Formers; Innovative Plastics Cycolac ABS Resin; New Static Elimination Products; Global Outsourcing and Manufacturing Solutions; Put Your Plastics Design in the Spotlight; Functional Plastic Extrusions; The Softer Side Of Plastic - TPE Overmolding; Compression Molding; LED Light Rods - Extruded Acrylic; Infrared Heaters for Plastic Staking and Welding
Volume 3 - Issue 12 - 12/26/2008
Measurable Difference Through Technology; Plastics Assembly System Model 220 20 kHz; Plastics Tooling; Custom Plastic Profile Extrusion; Plastic Molding - Plastic Injection Molding; Plastic Products and Mold Design
Volume 3 - Issue 11 - 11/26/2008
Innovative Plastics Cycolac ABS Resin; Plastic Forming, Grinding; New 70kHz Ultrasonic Welding Machine; Blow Molding; Custom Injection Molded Plastics; New Quick Strip Part Ejector: Easy on Your Parts and Budget
Volume 3 - Issue 10 - 10/23/2008
Plastic Injection Mold Making; Insertion Heaters; Design For Manufacturability - Plastic Molding; Low Volume Production; Pivotal Answers in Precision Foam Assemblies; Plastic Injection Molding; Case Study: Solving Our Client's Problems with Engineered Plastic Solutions; Functional Plastic Extrusions; Custom Injection Molded Plastics; Plastics Rapid Phototyping for All Industries!
Volume 3 - Issue 9 - 09/25/2008
Insertion Heaters; Contact Us if You Need High-precision Rubber Products; Custom Manufactured Urethane Rollers; Injection Molded Plastics; Low Volume Production; Custom Plastic Profile Extrusion; Plastics Products; RJG Certified
Volume 3 - Issue 8 - 08/28/2008
Insertion Heaters; Molding and Casting Your Parts - Prototype to Production; Plastics Testing; Adhesive for Hard-to-bond Plastics; Infrared Heaters for Plastic Staking and Welding; Plastics Assembly System
Volume 3 - Issue 7 - 07/24/2008
Fast and Functional Prototypes from First Cut; Precision Profiles; Custom Plastic Products; Pivotal Answers in Precision Foam Assemblies; Plastics Processing in China; Multi-Shot Injection Molding; Rubber Molding Solutions; Resilient Plastic Extrusions
Volume 3 - Issue 6 - 06/26/2008
Insertion Heaters; Accurate Pocket-Sized Ultrasonic Thickness Gages; Small PTFE Part Machining; Steel and Stainless Steel Wire Hangers, Guards and Guides; Need Help with Material Selection?; Low Volume Production; Polyethylene/Polypropylene Plastic Adhesives; Injection Molded Plastics; Plastics Rapid Phototyping for All Industries!; Switching from Metals to Plastics: A Primer
Volume 3 - Issue 5 - 05/22/2008
Mighty-Tuff Band Heaters; Real Plastic Parts in One Business Day!; Plastics Recycling; Precision Molding Made from VALOX IQ; Infrared Heaters for Plastic Staking and Welding; Adhesive for Hard-to-bond Plastics; Rubber Molding Solutions; Reduce Sink Marks in High-Pressure Injection Molding Applications
Volume 3 - Issue 4 - 04/24/2008
Accurate Thickness Measurements, Made Easier!; Masters in the Art of Material Recovery; Injection Molded Cuff Capabilities; CNC Machining; NanoMaterials at Nanotech 2008 and Clean Technology Sustainable Industries 2008; Plastics Testing;
Volume 3 - Issue 3 - 03/27/2008
Mighty-Tuff Band Heaters; Custom Plastic Machined Components; DOW Launches BETAMATE LESA; Four Targets for Successful Application; Outstanding Mold Polish; M2M ERP Specifically for Plastics Fabrication; Perfection is Not an Option; Precision Profiles; Overmold Rubber to Plastic Capability; Injection Molded Cuff Capabilities
Volume 3 - Issue 2 - 02/28/2008
Mighty-Tuff Band Heaters; Accurate Thickness Measurements, Made Easier!; Catalyst Offers Bridge/Short Run Manufacturing to Maximize Your Profits!; Electro Mechanical Division — TS 16949/ISO 9001:2000 Certified; Electro Mechanical Division âÂ?Â? TS 16949/ISO 9001:2000 Certified; Plastic Machining Services from Amicon Plastics; Injection Molded Cuff Capabilities; Custom Molded Rubber Gaskets and Seals
Volume 3 - Issue 1 - 01/24/2008
Building Upon Reputation in 2008; Custom Manufactured Urethane Rollers; Try it Once, You'll Use it Forever!; Lauren Provides Plastics Products; RJG Certified; Your Source for Precision Engineered and Manufactured Extruded Products; Engineered Plastic Products Acquires Pelco Packaging; Insert and Reel-to-Reel Molding; World-Class Engineered Plastic Components and Assemblies; Multi-Shot Injection Molding
Volume 2 - Issue 12 - 12/27/2007
New Scented Silicone Molding; Plastic Vacuum Forming; Resilient Plastic Extrusions; Custom Overmolding for Specialty Cables; Custom Formulated Liquid Cast Polyurethane and Silcone-molded Products; Plastic Molding Parts
Volume 2 - Issue 11 - 11/26/2007
Sourcing Injection Tool in China, McClarin Plastics Improve Efficiency with S2K for Manufacturing, NE Mould Moves Into New and Larger Facility, Plastic Injection Molding, Creaform Acquires a Mitutoyo CMM Machine, Plastic Molds, Thermoform / Vacuum Form / Roto-Mold Tooling, Plastic Injection Molding, A Better Job Search by Design
Volume 2 - Issue 10 - 10/25/2007
Stein Industries, Take the Frustration Out of Your Asian Sourcing, Lean Manufacturing for Plastic Fabrication Manufacturers, The New Polivalve Hot Runner System, New Vacuum Thermoforming Machine Series, Concept to Street Small Runs for Custom Urethane, Specialty Polyurethane and Epoxy Products, Blow Molding vs Injection Molding, Precision Plastic Molding and Assembly, Multi-Shot Injection Molding, A Better Job Search by Design
Volume 2 - Issue 9 - 09/27/2007
Rapid Tooling for Speed to Market, Custom Extruded Tubing, Plastic Thermoforming Since 1969, Custom Plastics Manufacturing, Assemblies Polyurethane to Plastic, Accurate Thickness Measurements Made Easier, Injection Molded Plastics, Plastics Insert Molding, A Better Job Search by Design
Volume 2 - Issue 8 - 08/23/2007
Micro Molding, Custom Contract Thermoforming, Custom Underwater Pelletizing and Centrifugal Drying Systems for the Plastics Industry, Industrial Adhesives for Plastics, Amicon Plastics, Full Service Manufacturer of Plastics, Rubber, and Silicone, Plastics Machining and Fabrication, Injection Molded Plastics, A Better Job Search by Design
Volume 2 - Issue 7 - 07/26/2007
Patent For Sale Tremendous Opportunity on a Developed Product, Vacuum/Thermoforming Equipment and Solutions, Assemblies - Polyurethane to Plastic, ABS Parts - Model With the Real Thing, Custom Plastics and Plastic Materials, Custom Plastics Thermoforming, The Softer Side Of Plastic - TPE Overmolding, Lauren Provides Plastics Products, A Better Job Search by Design
Volume 2 - Issue 6 - 06/28/2007
Patent For Sale — Tremendous Opportunity on a Developed Product, Polyurethane Precision Fabricated Parts, Complete Support for Your Custom Blow Molding Needs, Low Volume Production, Plastic Thermoforming Since 1969, Electrical Insulation Solutions, Conventional and Complex Injection Molded Plastics, Prototyping and Engineering Assistance, A Better Job Search by Design, The Best of Plastics Processing
Volume 2 - Issue 5 - 05/24/2007
Injection Molders' Salaries Inch Up, Proprietary Hydrophilic-Formulation, Complete Support for Your Custom Blow Molding Needs, Molding Relationships Through Composites Technology, Plastic Extruded Profiles and Co-extrusions, Resin Production Meets Rising Demand, A Well-Oiled Process, Butt Welding Benefits, Thermoforming Steps Into In-Mold Labeling, Patent For Sale â?? Tremendous Opportunity on a Developed Product, Custom Low-Pressure Injection Overmolding, Uncharted CAM Features, Calculating the
Volume 2 - Issue 4 - 04/26/2007
Polyurethane Precision Fabricated Parts, Plastic Injection Services, Tubing Connector Catalog, Overmolding, Patent For Sale, Mold Building, Thermoset Molding, Press and Molding Capabilities
Volume 2 - Issue 3 - 03/22/2007
Custom Urethane Molding, Patent For Sale, Polyurethane Precision Fabricated Parts, Thermoforming Capability, New Vacuum/Thermoforming Machine Series, Custom Contract Thermoforming, Plastic Fabrication, Custom Fabrication
Volume 2 - Issue 2 - 02/22/2007
Thickness Gauges, Silicone Rubber Sheet, Compression Molding, Measurement for Plastic Profile Extrusions, Patent For Sale, Plastic Parts Fabrication, Plastic Injection Molding, Custom Plastics
Volume 2 - Issue 1 - 01/25/2007
Custom Contract Thermoforming, Custom Urethane, Thermoforming, Plastic Production, Reinforced Thermoset Composites, IRAM Technology
Volume 1 - Issue 10 - 12/28/2006
Custom Plastic Tubing; Plastic Molding Parts; Mold Releases; Plastic Thermoforming; Plastic Injection Molding; Thermal Plastic Resin Fingerprinting System
Volume 1 - Issue 9 - 11/22/2006
Custom Precision Plastic Molding, Vacuum/Thermoforming Equipment, Extruded Plastics, Plastic Screws and Bolts, Metal Injection Molding, Plastic Manufacturing
Volume 1 - Issue 8 - 10/26/2006
Polyurethane Rollers, Custom Plastic Parts, Accurate Mold Flow Analysis, Custom Fabrication, Blow Molded Tanks, Pressure Forming Design
Volume 1 - Issue 7 - 09/28/2006
Blow Molding Support, Injection Mold Sourcing in Asia, Die Cut Plastic, Plastics Thermoformer, Molded Urethane Products, Plastic Release Agents, Metal Injection Molding, Injection-Molded Optics
Volume 1 - Issue 6 - 08/24/2006
Plastic Welding Technology, Innovative Decorating Solutions, Liquid Molder of Thermoset Resins, Plastic Injection Molding, High Quality Rapid Prototypes, Corrugated Plastic, Plastic Injection Molding Bonnet, Injection Molded Plastics
Volume 1 - Issue 5 - 07/27/2006
Overstock Computer and Electronics Equipment, Support for Your Blow Molding Needs, Plastic Tubing Fabrication Service, Plastics Design Center, Plastic Bearings and Housings, Cut Sheet Thermoforming
Volume 1 - Issue 4 - 06/22/2006
Large Thermoformed Plastic Parts, Custom Plastic Injection Molder, Custom Urethane Parts, Custom Plastics and Plastic Materials, Complete Custom Thermoform Applications, Injection Molding Services, Online Plastic Parts Fabrication, Custom Plastic Products
Volume 1 - Issue 3 - 05/25/2006
Reel to Reel Insert Molding, Plastic Molding Services, Plastic Molding Services, Innovative Liquid Cast Solutions, Instant Quotes for Rapid Prototypes
to Rapid Injection Molding, Thermoforming, Dip Molding, Rotational Molding, Plastic Manufacturing, Prototype and Low Volume Injection Molding
Volume 1 - Issue 2 - 04/27/2006
RAPID 2006, Prototype Medical Devices, Plastics Processing in China, Blow Molding, State-of-the-Art CAE Technology, Plastic Welding Technology, Engineering Staff Supports Your Project, Mold Flow Analysis
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - 03/23/2006
Profile Measurement System, CAE Technology for Plastics Industry, Plastic Fabrication Solutions in China, Premier Industry Event RAPID 2006, Software for Moldmaking, Plastic Injection Molding Services, Research and Development for Plastic Component Solutions, Materials Testing