The difference between 3D printing and additive manufacturing

By Cory Arbogast on Jul 10, 2018 1:31:00 PM

3D printing is a big deal when it comes to today’s technology. The concept alone is enough to wow people, and it’s starting to trickle into several different industries, even in the future making of artificial organs - where it’s called “bioprinting”.

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Topics: quality, advanced manufacturing, processes, methods, future

The Advantages of Injection Molding with Round Mate® Systems

By Cory Arbogast on Jun 11, 2018 12:07:00 PM

On a surface level, injection molding might seem like a simple process. The idea of it is. The process itself is a little more complex. Within the actual process of injection molding, there is a intricate system of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

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Topics: Mold Components, injection molding, quality, systems, plastic molding', lean manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, processes, methods, round mate

How vertical toolmaking adds flexibility and extends mold life

By Ron Pleasant on May 30, 2018 9:53:00 AM

In 1976, Ron Pleasant founded Pleasant Precision, Inc. with his wife, Carol, to produce tooling for the plastic industry. Now located in a 54,000 sq. ft. building in Kenton, OH, Team PPI produces tooling for a wide number of industries that use injection molded components, including consumer products, medical, automotive, appliance, and electrical and electronics industries. Ron Pleasant invented the Round Mate System of tooling in 1989, and developed System II tooling as an advance on Round Mate technology in 1997.

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Topics: injection molding, plastic, quality, certification, systems, lean manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, processes, methods

Why you should attend NPE 2018: The Plastics Show

By Cory Arbogast on May 5, 2018 9:37:30 AM

NPE 2018 The Plastics Show begins May 7, 2018, and provides access to the people and companies that are influencing the future of the plastics industry. Professionals from 128 countries are gathering to provide a glimpse into the future of plastics. The show features professionals in the fields of appliances, automotive industry, construction, medical devices, packaging, and more.

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Topics: Insider, plastic, improvement, systems, plastic molding', lean manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, processes, methods, future

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