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Is there any value to granulating in-house?

Have you compared the cost of reprocessing your own material vs the rebates and service offered by dedicated plastic recycling firms? Or are you assuming that, by granulating yourself, you will see more benefits? Vanden […]

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PP film is recyclable, so why isn’t it being recycled?

Pure PP film, in all forms, is fully recyclable and does not produce any toxic or harmful by-products when reprocessed. But it’s often not being recycled, which is a huge concern when you consider the […]

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Why Central Scanning Never Feel the Heat (or the Cold) with their 3D Printing, Scanning and Inspection

Pinpoint precision accuracy is pivotal to the work of Central Scanning. A fraction of a hair’s width left, or right can majorly impact the end result. As masters of dealing with the minutiae; a large […]

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Want to Re-shore your Plastic Component Manufacture, but Don’t Have a Tool or Drawings?

It’s a common enough issue.  Your current overseas manufacturing partner very helpfully helped to design your components and manufactured your tooling, but now you’re stuck with them! This informative case study from LVS Quality Measurement […]

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Oil is the Life Blood of your Machine

Established for 40 years, KLEENOIL wants you to achieve ultimate production from your injection moulding machine.

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Tips to Survive K Show 2019

K Show is the longest-running trade show in the industry; eight days! But never fear! The K Show veterans from Davis-Standard have compiled a list of tips to help you survive the K Show marathon […]

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Sterling and the Impact on Polymer Pricing

The weak pound is causing misery for those holidaying abroad but is also creating frustrations for the UK polymer industry, as the weakness of Sterling is causing upward pressure on UK polymer prices.

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The Effect of Pressure and Temperature on Part Quality and Dimensions

Injection moulding is a complex system of machinery, fluid dynamics, and thermal conductivity. Let’s break the mould down into two simple parts, the heat exchanger and the pressure vessel, and review how they can impact […]

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What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Injection Moulding?

Injection moulding is one of the most commonly used methods of producing identical plastic products in high volumes. However, as with every process, it is important to understand the specific design restrictions that must be […]

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What Methods Can I Use to Produce Plastic Prototype and Production Parts?

From 3D Printing to CNC Machining, Vacuum Casting to Injection Moulding, the process options for plastic parts are limitless. Transitioning from prototyping to production can be a challenge, and it may be worth considering the […]

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