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Reshoring Initiative and Precision Metalforming Association launch first National Reshoring Award

Reshoring Initiative and Precision Metalforming Association launch first National Reshoring Award

The Reshoring Initiative (Kildeer, IL) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA; Independence, OH) invite companies that have successfully reshored parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating or machining to apply for the first National Reshoring Award. There will be one award for buyers and one for suppliers. To be eligible for the award,Read More

AIM debuts course on quality systems for medical injection molding

Medical device OEMs and suppliers of injection molding services to the medtech industry may learn a thing or two from a new course developed by the American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute (Erie, PA). AIM has announced that John Anes, an independent consultant with more than 30 years’ management experience in medical device development, manufacture andRead More

Surface Generation delivers largest ever PtFS system to Quatro Composites

Surface Generation (Rutland, UK), a provider of advanced carbon-fiber processing technologies, announced that it has completed delivery of its largest ever PtFS system to advanced composites manufacturer Quatro Composites of Poway, CA. The modular PtFS system, which can be reconfigured for use across multiple projects, is being applied to thermoplastic structures, part of a high-volumeRead More

Free guide explains advantages of thermoforming in metal replacement projects

Thermoforming is a mature technology that has been attracting renewed interest in recent years. As Clare Goldsberry observed in an article from March 2015, “Thermoforming has moved rapidly from the more primitive methods of 30 years ago to a high-technology form of processing that is giving injection molding a run for its money.” Heavy gaugeRead More

Back to the future: Exploring extrusion at SPE’s ANTEC

At Walt Disney World in Orlando, you can go on a trip inside Spaceship Earth, the huge geosphere with mouse ears in the logo. You travel upward in an open train of little cars and see the history of communication unfold from cave drawings to computer. Then you go backwards—the cars still facing the same direction—asRead More

Clariant Masterbatches continues high-temp resin processing unit global expansion

Specialty chemicals firm Clariant has revealed that its five-year CHF10m (£8.3m) upgrade plan is proceeding on schedule, with refurbishment now completed at its plant in Ahrensburg, Germany. Clariant’s global head of segment consumer goods and engineering and high temperature polymers Jeff Saeger, who is heading the expansion program has reported that two extrusion lines atRead More

JSW to host plastics processing seminar in Iran in February 2017

Japan Steel Works (JSW) Ltd. will organize a seminar on plastics processing together with its partners in Teheran, Iran on February 15, 2017. Main emphasis at the seminar will be placed on JSW’s large twin and single screw extruders and mixers (JSW CMP, CIM and P series) for polyolefins such as polypropylene (PP), linear lowRead More

Tyson Recalls 130,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets Due to Hard Plastic

A recall of more than 130,000 pounds of Tyson chicken nuggets begs a question: Why wasn’t this problem caught before it was sold to consumers? The story so far: Tyson Foods sells a variety of frozen chicken products, many of which come in America’s beloved nugget form. On July 18, Tyson produced both five- andRead More