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General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Aerospace & Defense Built-to-Print Solutions

From Air Force One to Missile Systems, We Shape Ideas into Flyaway Aerospace and Defense Solutions (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Low-density, dielectric polyurethane foam

This closed-cell polyurethane foam does not absorb water, ensuring signal performance. Standard densities are available in 3, 4 and 6 pounds per cubic foot, and other densities can be provided to meet specific dielectric constant and loss tangent requirements. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Spacer material for antennae construction

RF2200 Advantages

  • Provides optimal signal transmission and receipt for antennae and other electronics
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General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Advanced dielectric foam material

RF2200 Applications

  • Radome
  • High temperature core material
  • Aerospace components
  • Automotive components
  • Electronic packaging insulation
  • Electrical isolators
  • Protective structures from weather, dust, animals
  • Spacer material in antennae construction
  • Core material for resin-transfer molding
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General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Dimensionally-stable tooling board with low CTE

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4800 is a high-temperature tooling board with low CTE which can be used with high-temperature resin systems, such as vinyl esters, epoxies and BMIs, in high-pressure autoclaves and fiber-reinforced composites. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - High Temperature, Low CTE Tooling Material

Features

  • Peak temperatures up to 480°F (249°C)
  • Continuous use temperatures up to 400°F (204°C)
  • Low, predictable and repeatable CTE
  • Consistent cool-down rate (1°F to 2°F per minute)
  • Fully-cured, no outgassing
  • Dimensionally predictable at elevated temperatures
  • Easily machined, doesn’t ch...
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General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - TOOLING FOAM BOARD

Applications

  • Fiber-reinforced composites
  • High temperature resin systems
  • High-pressure autoclave
  • Foam master
  • Prepreg composite layup tools
  • Vacuum forming
  • Short-run tooling
  • Pattern making
  • Monolithic tools and molds
  • Prototype tooling
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General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Elevating The Tooling Game
  • Peak temperatures up to 480°F (249°C)
  • Continuous use temperatures up to 400°F (204°C)
  • Low, predictable and repeatable CTE
  • Consistent cool-down rate (1°F to 2°F per minute)
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General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Composite Core Lightens Your Load

Lightweight and load-bearing panels outperform wood and metal for cargo containers, load floors and other applications. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Performance Core Polyurethane Foam

The LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 is CFC-free, rigid, and flame-retardant. It is also non-abrasive and can be machined with standard cutting tools. This series supports the aerospace, nuclear, and medical industries.

Our LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 foams also meet the requirements of BMS 8-133.

Advantages:

  • Stable and inert
  • Flame retardant
  • High....
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General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Lightweight honeycomb-urethane gap filler

General Plastics' Foam-Comb is a lightweight honeycomb-urethane gap filler used in aerospace and aviation interior fabrications. This open-cell polyurethane product couples our flexible foam with Nomex® honeycomb material, where the resulting material - the Foam-Comb - is stronger than the honeycomb, but adds little weight. It also provides a flexi... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Metallic Tooling Alternative

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4800 this foam is a high-temperature tooling board with a low CTE, similar to aluminum, which can be used in high-temperature resin systems, such as vinyl esters, epoxies and BMIs, in high-pressure autoclaves and fiber-reinforced composites.

Thermally-Stable Tooling Foam

FR-4800 tooling boards withstand peak temperatures up to 480°F (249 (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Low CTE Tooling Board

With a low CTE, similar to aluminum, which can be used in high-temperature resin systems, such as vinyl esters, epoxies and BMIs, in high pressure autoclaves and fiber-reinforced composites.

Thermally-Stable Tooling Foam

FR-4800 tooling b... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - NEW Tooling Foam for High Temp Applications

General Plastics welcomes its newest tooling board: LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4800. This foam is a high-temperature tooling board with a low CTE, similar to aluminum, which can be used in high-temperature resin systems, such as vinyl esters, epoxies and BMIs, in high pressure autoclaves and fiber-reinforced composites.

Thermally-Stable Tooling Foam

FR-4800 tooling b... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Cost-Savings Rigid Molded Parts

General Plastics’ cost-effective rigid molded parts are can be used in a variety of application, including those in the aerospace, marine, sports & recreation, and models and prototype industries. Size, shape, texture and colors are based on customer specification. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - The economical, easy-shaping multitasker

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-7100 Multi-Use Foam Series: The economical, easy-shaping multitasker (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Well-Designed for Models and Prototypes

This uniform polyurethane foam board is easily finished or painted for low-cost core applications, hand-carved models, prototypes, CNC-machined topographical maps, industrial patterns, and composite layup tools below 200°F. It is non-abrasive and can be machined with standard high-speed steel (HSS) cutting tools. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Rigid Molded Parts for Aerospace Applications

General Plastics' cost-effective rigid molded parts are can be used in a variety of aerospace, defense and military applications that span from dunnage packaging to underwater military robotics. Size, shape, texture and colors are based on customer specification. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Provides optimal signal transmission

RF2200 Applications

Radome

High temperature core material

Aerospace components

Automotive components

Electronic packaging insulation

Electrical isolators

Protective structures from weather, dust, animals

Spacer material in antennae construction

Core material for resin-transfer molding (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Dielectric Foam for Radomes and RF

Network providers are looking for ways to produce low-weight, low-cost antennas, transmitters and receivers, and they're doing that through composites. That requires finding composites that don't pick up moisture, which can attenuate the signal, and materials that can withstand high temperatures. Having a composite foam core that can do all that and is very transparent to tho... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Foam for Dielectric Applications

Low-Density Rigid Foam for Dielectric Applications Offer Clear Advantages

General Plastics recently introduced its advanced dielectric foam material for use in radomes, antennas and other radio frequency (RF) communication systems. The LAST-A-FOAM® RF-2200 Dielectric Series is a thermoset plastic that addresses diverse needs for an RF-transparent protective layer wi... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - New Polyurethane Foam for Dielectric Applications

This foam series has high thermal processing properties and is a lightweight material that provides an RF-transparent protective layer for radome and antenna applications. The dielectric performance of the RF-2200 remains undiminished when exposed to rain, snow, sea spray or other moisture. Also used in applications where low dielectric constant and low heat loss are necessary, this foam... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Polyurethane Foam for Orthopedic Models

Polyurethane foam is a better medium for othopedic model than cadaber specimens, animal bones and wood. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Performance Core Used in Medical Testing

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 polyurethane foam series is regularly used in orthopedics as artificial media for bone testing. It comes in a range of densities from 3-40 pounds per cubic foot, and thus can be made to mimic human bone across a range of conditions and testing needs. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Case application on effective modeling PU foam

How Effective Material Selection Helped Shape the business of Solid Terrain Modeling (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Flame Retardant & Lightweight Core Foam

General Plastic's LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST are strong, durable and uniform in density. Apllications include first-class seating pods, sandwich core applications, edge closeouts and more. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Absorption Foam

These flame-retardant, durable, self-skinning foams (also referred to as integral-skin foams) are used extensively in aircraft flight decks and cabin applications (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - AEROSPACE & MILITARY GRADE FOAM

FR-6700 Aerospace Grade is a CFC-free, rigid, closed-cell, flame-retardant polyurethane foam available in densities ranging from 10 to 25 pounds per cubic foot. It exhibits a high strength-to-weight ratio because of its cellular structure and cross-linked resin. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Aerospace Foam

Used in conjunction with other materials, FR-3800 FST foam core helps improve aesthetics and reduces costs while meeting fire safety requirements. In most cases, these requirements apply to ceiling and wall panels or structures that cover large surface areas within the aircraft. This series is an excellent alternative to thermoplastics foams and honeycomb for core and structural a... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Transforming Polyurethane Into Production Tooling

How It’s Made: Transforming Polyurethane Foam Into Production Tooling (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Tooling Foam Produces Shavings Instead of Dust

Our FR-4500 tooling board series are always dimensionally stable and consistent in density. When machined, the anti-static foam sheets breaks into shavings instead of dust. We offer densities up to 50 pcf. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - FST/OSU Compliant Core for Aircraft Interiors

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST is the first halogen-free polyurethane foam that complies with FST/OSU standards. Ideal for aerospace interior applications, this material is an excellent core material alternative to thermoplastic foam and honeycomb. FR-3800 FST is available in densities ranging from 3-40 pcf. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Tooling Boards for Aerospace Industry

High-Temperature, High-Density Epoxy-Urethane Foam: an Economical Alternative for Soft Tool and Molds. LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 HT foam is ideal for soft small, monolithic or large-mass tools, as well as low-rate or rapid prototyping. It can be more rapidly machined, it is easily bonded, and it is more economical than wood, alloy or epoxy-based alternatives. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - High Performance Insulation Block

LAST-A-FOAM® R-9300 Thermal Column-Bearing Blocks are designed to support heavy structural loads up to 2,100 psi while maintaining thermal control within building interiors. Made of proven, high-density rigid cellular polyurethane material, these blocks are ideal for cold storage facilities. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Flame-Retardant PU Foam Core

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 is CFC-free, rigid, and flame-retardant. It is also non-abrasive and can be machined with standard cutting tools. This series supports the aerospace, nuclear, and medical industries. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Nuclear Material Transportation Containers

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 series outperforms wood and other polymeric materials in nuclear material applications and transporting extremely hazardous waste. The closed-cell FR-3700 is stable, CFC-free and the preferred foam for Type A and B nuclear waste transportation containers. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - General Plastics helps Orbital ATK with rocket booster

General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® meets aerospace and defense requirements for polyurethane foam and design solutions. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Aerospace and defense built-to-print foam parts

From deep sea to outer space, General Plastics’ signature LAST-A-FOAM® polyurethane foams are used in a wide variety of applications that include military and defense, missiles, rocket boosters, and more. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Polyurethane CNC Machining Services

From one-off tools and parts to large-scale projects, our CNC machines are equipped to handle it all. We can supply the foam and machine it all in-house. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - CUSTOM FOAM SERVICES

At General Plastics, you’re not limited to one-size-fits-all standard board stock or foam “buns.” We have the in-house capabilities to fulfill special orders – just ask! Whether that means a custom formulation, providing material in a specific size or shape, pouring in place, or delivering material already machined and bonded for your application, we’re at y... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Your Partner for Research & Developmental Testing

Before you begin costly certification testing, turn to General Plastics for developmental and engineering testing. Our testing facility can test a single product or a small batch through any stage in the production process. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - MOLDED PARTS

POLYURETHANE MOLDING

General Plastics fabricates and machines custom-molded parts to customer specifications using high-density flexible and semi-flexible polyurethane LAST-A-FOAM® materials. Look to our unique foam formulations and proven built-to-print capabilities to satisfy your most demanding production requirements. Our high-capacity production facilities enable us to sc... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - CNC Foam Machining Services

General Plastics' one-stop-shop product services span the full range of on-time delivery and quality assurance. We can supply the foam and machine the material in-house, saving you time and expenses. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - FAA-Approved Flammability Testing

General Plastics' flammability facility is FAA-Approved and all tests are conducted using calibrated equipment traceable to NIST. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Quality Testing Services & Comprehensive Testing

General Plastics' physical property tests include compression and tensile testing, glass transition temperature (Tg), coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), drop and dynamic impact testing, and more (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - CNC SERVICES

POLYURETHANE CNC MACHINING SERVICES

General Plastics offers large-scale capacity for converting polyurethane foam, high density foam materials and other nonmetallic substrates into production parts for OEMs and Tier 1 / Tier 2 manufacturers. Our production facilities include multiple sizes of CNC machines to provide you with maximum cost efficiency: We can accommodate small- to la... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Plastic Property Testing

General Plastics' testing services offer comprehensive testing capabilities and fast results. Our testing services team works with customers to develop test plans, coordinate FAR conformity inspections, provide FAR reports and documentation. In addition to performing the required tests, General Plastics may also be able to assist with the manufacturing and assembly of your test specimens (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Flexible polyurethane foam molded parts

Custom molding, fabrication and assembly services include:

Pattern making

Mold design services

Part design

Prototype design

Tooling

CNC machining

Painting

Adhesive bonding

Prepreg, potting and resin-infusion processes (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Out-of-this-world fact

We CNC -machined a 10:4000,000 scale ( approximately 5-foot diameter) model of the protoplanet Vest using our LAST-A-FOAM FR-4520 Material. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - COMPLEX LAMINATES

COMPLEX LAMINATES

General Plastics’ production services include build-to-print standard and custom complex laminates. We are proficient in working with complex laminating processes and materials used in many different parts and assemblies. We have created laminate parts for diverse military, commercial, industrial, aircraft and marine applications.


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News articles and press releases for General Plastics Manufacturing Co.:

06/19/2017

High-performance rigid and flexible polyurethane foam manufacturer, General Plastics Manufacturing Company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Watt as Business Development and Sales Manager.

05/22/2017

General Plastics Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Brown to Vice President of Operations and Engineering.

05/15/2017

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. will exhibit at SAMPE Seattle 2017 in Booth F33. General Plastics will spotlight its composite core products, including its acclaimed fire-, smoke- and toxicity-compliant LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST.

03/30/2017

General Plastics Mfg Co. will be at AIX 2017 in Hamburg, Germany, April 4-6 booth 6A70/F. The company will showcase its lightweight, flame-retardant LAST-A-FOAM® rigid foam, its rigid and flexible foam molded parts and its flammability testing services.

02/24/2017

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, leading provider of high performance rigid and flexible polyurethane foam and build-to-print parts, will participate in this year’s JEC World in Paris, France on March 14 – 16, booth R39a in Hall 6.

11/28/2016

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, a leading global supplier of rigid and flexible polyurethane foam materials, marks its 75th anniversary on December 1, 2016 with the announcement of the promotion of Mitchell Johnson, Ph.D. to company president.

10/24/2016

General Plastics Mfg. Co., supplier of aerospace-grade rigid foam core materials and build-to-print flexible polyurethane foam products, is exhibiting at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Nov. 1-3, 2016 in Orlando, FL, Booth #3712.

09/19/2016

General Plastics will feature its high-temp tooling board and FST/OSU-compliant foam core material, both known for its versatility and stability, at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo on September 26-29, 2016.

09/12/2016

Nuclear Packaging Manager Rick J. Brown, Ph.D., will present the results of dynamic and static strength tests conducted on General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 foam series at PATRAM 2016.

07/20/2016

General Plastics customer Orbital ATK, in partnership with NASA, successfully completed the second of two booster qualification motor tests (QM-2) for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS).

05/11/2016

Dr. Hester A. Clever will present a technical paper on development of polyurethane-based foam that satisfies stringent fire, smoke, toxicity and heat-release requirements at the upcoming SAMPE 2016 show in Long Beach, CA on May 26, at 10:00 am.

03/30/2016

General Plastics will be at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany on April 5-7, Booth 6C130. We will feature the FR-3800 FST composite core that passes FST/ OSU requirements, build-to-print gap management and custom parts program.

03/21/2016

General Plastics Mfg Co. is pleased to announce the renewal of its AS9100 Rev C certification. This renewal demonstrates GP's continued commitment to achieve the stringent quality standards required by its aerospace customers.

03/21/2016

General Plastics Mfg Co. is pleased to announce the renewal of its AS9100 Rev C certification. This renewal demonstrates GP's continued commitment to achieve the stringent quality standards required by its aerospace customers.

03/01/2016

General Plastics Mfg. Co. will participate in the JEC World Composites Show and Conferences March 8-10 in Paris, France. General Plastics will feature its LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST Performance Core Series, molded parts program and testing services.

02/26/2016

Industry-leading manufacturer of energy-absorbing fire-insulation liners will demonstrate protective properties of LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 Performance Core Series in Phoenix, Arizona, March 6-10, 2016

12/07/2015

Sawbones uses General Plastics' LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 Performance Core series in their dual density, bi cortical, and CNC machined foam block models.

12/07/2015

The FR-3700 is a rigid, closed-cell polyurethane foam that exhibits a high strength-to-weight ratio and boasts of a fire-retardant mechanism that produces an intumescent char when thermally attacked.

11/11/2015

General Plastics' LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST/OSU compliant polyurethane foam core and our build-to-print capabilities for aerospace applications will take center stage at the National Business Aviation Association’s biggest event of the year.

11/05/2015

Leading high-density polyurethane foam supplier invests in new equipment, augments testing capabilities to better serve Aerospace Industry

10/26/2015

The supplier to aerospace OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies will feature the LAST-A-FOAM FR-3800 FST foam at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Booth 418. This halogen-free polyurethane foam complies with fire, smoke, toxicity and heat release standards.

09/09/2015

Leader in polyurethane foam manufacturing to showcase TR-Marine and other composite core foams at IBEX on September 15-17, 2015

05/18/2015

Polyurethane supplier to EOMs will exhibit products from LAST-A-FOAM series

05/18/2015

Polyurethane supplier to EOMs will exhibit products from LAST-A-FOAM series

10/18/2014

General Plastics (GP) will introduce its FR-4600 Microcell Series in booth 731 at Aircraft Interiors Expo: Americas (AIE). This event takes place Oct. 14-16 at the WA State Convention Center in Seattle.

10/07/2014

General Plastics Mfg. Co. will present its new FR-4600 Microcell prototype and modeling foam boards at the Composite Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in booth 2075. CAMX takes place on Oct. 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

09/29/2014

General Plastics will feature its water-resistant, specialty marine and submersible foam products at the 2014 International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference, in booth 840, on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL.

09/23/2014

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. (GP) and distributor, CSI of Virginia, Inc. will feature GP's HD foam precast/tiltup concrete wall panel block in booth 24 at the 2014 Tilt-Up Concrete Assoc. (TCA) Convention on 09/29-10/01 in San Jose, CA.

05/23/2014

SignArts Products Corp. will highlight next-gen SignFoam4® at the 2014 NSSA New England Sign Expo in Lincoln, Rhode Island. It will spotlight this timesaving medium for 3D signs, dimensional graphics and displays at the SignFoam booth, #505.

04/23/2014

Sign•Arts Products Corp. will introduce next-generation Sign•Foam4® at the 2014 International Sign Expo, April 24-26 in Orlando, Florida, booth #906, in the Orange County Convention Center.

04/04/2014

General Plastics will debut its new fire/smoke/toxicity (FST)-compliant polyurethane foam cores at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 in Hamburg, Germany, stand 1D46.

02/06/2014

General Plastics (GP) has received a 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company presents the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.

01/21/2014

General Plastics has added new products to its LAST-A-FOAM® R-9300 Continuous Insulation Block Series. The company’s expanded thermal block offerings extend a building insulation envelope from the roof to the foundation.

10/18/2013

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will exhibit at SAMPE Tech October 22-23, 2013 in Wichita, Kansas. The company will highlight its aerospace-specific products at Booth #B25 in the Century II Convention Center.

08/15/2013

Research and development chemist, Alan Pagni, will present research to the 2013 International Symposium on Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials on Aug. 18-23 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, Calif., USA.

06/07/2013

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will be participating in the Amerimold Expo 2013 in Rosemont, Illinois, and exhibiting June 12-13 at booth 313 with distribution partner Blackhawk Sales Co.

03/07/2013

General Plastics Mfg. Co. will participate in JEC Europe March 11-13 in Paris. General Plastics will spotlight its rigid, high-density polyurethane foams within the Washington State Department of Commerce booth, M63c in the US Pavilion.

03/07/2013

General Plastics will participate in the 2013 AeroDef Manufacturing conference and exposition March 19-21 in Long Beach, CA. GP will feature its LAST-A-FOAM® high-temperature tooling boards and flame-retardant aerospace-grade foam boards at booth 142.

02/22/2013

Governor Inslee visited General Plastics Manufacturing Company in Tacoma, Washington on February 14. Inslee toured the facility and held a roundtable with employees to discuss ideas for encouraging businesses to hire veterans.

02/21/2013

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, which has protected nuclear transportation packages from fire and collision for four decades, will be exhibiting at the 2013 Waste Management Conference February 24-28 in Phoenix, Arizona.

11/01/2012

Polyurethane foam innovator to showcase newly expanded line of LAST-A-FOAM® Thermal Column-Bearing Blocks at 2012 IACSC Conference and Expo in Orlando

10/30/2012

Polyurethane foam innovator to showcase core tooling board and signage board in conjunction with Aero Composites Solutions

06/06/2012

Well-connected agent to import and represent in-demand aerospace manufacturing materials

04/23/2012

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will be participating in the 2012 IARW-WSLO Convention & Expo for refrigerated warehousing and logistics in Tucson, Arizona. It will be exhibiting jointly April 23-26 distribution partner CSI.

04/03/2012

Manufacturing Innovator of the Year CimMed, Inc. spotlights its state-of-the-art burn masks using LAST-A-FOAM® tooling board at 2012 ABA annual meeting