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  • PlasticsBiz.com to connect buyers, sellers

    Issue: April 2017

    A new web portal offering services to the manufacturing community has set out to be the “Amazon of the plastics industry.” The goal of PlasticsBiz.com is to bring buyers and sellers together, company President Jason Wencel said. “We want to provide a one-stop-shop for everyone in the... [more]

  • College gets donated press

    Thu, Apr 13, 2017

    In an effort to promote the future of the industry, KraussMaffei Group USA, Florence, Ky., announced it has donated a 200-ton all-electric injection molding machine and LRX 150 robot to a Livonia, Mich., college that is launching a plastics technology program. “The new equipment gives the students... [more]

  • Universal Robots offers online training sessions

    Issue: April 2017

    Universal Robots, Ann Arbor, Mich., is offering free online training sessions to teach cobot users basic programming skills. The interactive simulations cover a variety of topics, including configuring end effectors, connecting I/Os, creating basic programs and applying safety features. [more]

  • Stratasys, Dassault team up to improve AM design

    Thu, Apr 13, 2017

    Stratasys Ltd., an Eden Prairie, Minn., maker of 3-D printers, has partnered with a French supplier of product-development software to improve the functionality, efficiency and weight ratio of parts made through additive manufacturing, specifically, fused-deposition-modeling printing. Dassault Systèmes,... [more]

  • Barnes Group announces GammaFlux LP acquisition

    Issue: April 2017

    Aerospace technologies manufacturer Barnes Group Inc., Bristol, Conn., has entered into an agreement to purchase Gammaflux LP. With the acquisition, Barnes Group will be able to add Gammuflux control systems to the portfolio of hot-runner, mold and sensor technologies offered by its various companies,... [more]

  • Textile firm Unifi builds capacity to make recycled yarn

    Issue: April 2017

    North Carolina-based Unifi has built the vertically integrated capacity to produce 50 million pounds of recycled synthetic fiber each year. [more]

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