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Is there—or is there not—a lack of skilled workers?

Sunday, September 4th, 2016 | Permalink

September 04, 2016 Clare Goldsberry Business Recently I wrote a blog on a survey showing that the “skills gap” we hear so much about is a myth; that, in reality, there are plenty of workers out there to fill the demand for skilled labor. Besides, if all the manufacturing is moving beyond the U.S. border to Mexico and offshore to China, there… Automotive and Mobility

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Laser’s edge in micromachining medical plastic parts

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 | Permalink

As the medical device industry adjusts to a new business paradigm that is all about containing costs and proving not just the clinical but the economic value of new technologies, it needs to question an array of ingrained practices, starting with how it manufactures its products. From that perspective, and depending on the application, industry would do well to take a closer look at laser-based manufacturing processes, says Glenn Ogura, Executive Vice President of Business Development at laser micromachining systems supplier Resonetics (Nashua, NH). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers read more

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New long-fiber vinyl composites are making headway

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 | Permalink

  Solvay is looking for North American manufacturing partners for an innovative vinyl composite technology introduced earlier this year in Europe after six years of research and development. The two products in the line are described by Solvay as the first long and continuous fiber vinyl composites.  One, called FibroVin, developed with Fibroline (Lyon, France), is made from long glass fibers impregnated with PVC powder. It’s said  to provide fire resistance, stiffness and high impact resistance. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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K 2013: Engel puts the plastic pedal to the metal

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 | Permalink

Engel will have several automotive-related displays at its stand (Hall 15, B42 and C58). The company partnered with ZF-Friedrichshafen to create a plastic brake pedal. Engel will offer visitors a first glimpse into the manufacturing process for the award-winning part. The composite pedal weighs 30% less than conventional steel brake pedals without impairing load-bearing capacity. To read the full article, go to PlasticsToday’s K Channel . Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – August 2013 Keywords:  K 2013 Engel composite brake pedal

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Ecover to open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Chicago

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 | Permalink

Ecover has decided to plant its U.S. manufacturing roots in the Windy City. The Belgium-based ecological cleaning brand recently announced that it will build a flagship manufacturing facility in the Pullman Park neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. The new space, which will bring about 100 manufacturing jobs to Chicago, comes after a long effort to bring the company’s first U.S manufacturing facility to Illinois. read more

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