109, 2020

Plastic vs Metal. What Is Better For Parts? You Might Be Surprised.

September 1st, 2020|Categories: Injection Molding|Tags: , , , |

Conventional wisdom has said that metal is better than plastic when it comes to making parts. However, manufacturers are learning that is no longer the case. With the development of new advanced materials, plastics today have tensile strength comparable to metal. While plastics have gotten stronger, they have retained [...]

109, 2020

New Machines on Consignment at the Polymers Center

September 1st, 2020|Categories: Equipment|Tags: , , |

Plastics Machinery has placed (3) machines on consignment at the Polymers Center; the Shibaura Injection Molding Machine, the Advantage Sentra G Series TCU (Temperature Control Unit) and the Sepro Sprue Picker. Shibaura Machine provides electric injection molding machines from 30 to 2,750 U.S. tons and servo hydraulic injection molding [...]

1308, 2020

Application-Specific Materials and 3D Printing

August 13th, 2020|Categories: Industry News|Tags: , |

Material availability and cost are two of the biggest challenges facing companies that want to utilize 3D printing in the production of their products. And since these challenges are unlikely to change any time soon, companies are developing new materials to fit their applications. Since there are not enough [...]

308, 2020

Learn About Material Selection And Processing For High Quality Plastic Part Outcomes, November 2 – 5, 2020

August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Training Courses|Tags: , , , |

Join RJG and the Polymers Center for a four-day course focusing on the behavior of plastic materials. The Materials Technology course combines classroom instruction with hands-on activities to further understand plastic types and properties, including the effect of processing on plastic properties. Students will participate in the testing and [...]


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