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Plastic Industry Blogs

Heat Creep: What is it? How Does it Affect My 3D Printing?

Heat creep is a sneaky irritation that most 3D printer users will experience at one time or another. It is often hard to diagnose because it often appears to be something entirely different. The team […]

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Brexit: The Potential Impact on Polymer Prices

Whilst we eagerly await further news on a trade agreement with the EU, our concerns for a ‘no-deal Brexit’ for the UK plastics industry centre on logistics delays and pricing. In this blog, Plastribution discusses […]

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Amazing Things Happening in 3D Printing Right Now

3D printing has a broad range of applications, some of which you may find both inspiring and surprising. In this blog, Central Scanning highlights some of the more unusual applications of 3D printing at the […]

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Why Cushion is Critical for Your Injection Moulding Process

Some may ask: Why bother with a cushion if you monitor peak shot volume? In reality, a consistent melt cushion can be just as critical in ensuring you are running a consistent process. Jim Clifford, […]

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The Advantages of a Paperless Manufacturing Operation

Think of all the data that needs to be captured continually in any given manufacturing plant. And consider that many plants are still operating with paper – for every job, every machine. What then are […]

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5 Factors that Influence the Cost of Automating Medical Device Manufacturing

There are many major benefits for automating within the medical device industry, including speed, cleanliness, but more importantly, having control of the process. In this highly regulated sector, which factors will influence costs, and how […]

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Cleanroom Classifications: What You Need to Know

Cleanrooms are an essential part of a safe medical manufacturing process. But how clean can a cleanroom be? The environmental control of a cleanroom depends on various factors, explained by Europlaz Technologies in this blog […]

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Clamping Force: Why It’s Vital to Your Injection Moulding Process and How to Calculate It

Clamp force is one of the most overlooked portions of the injection moulding process. How many times have you walked up to a moulding machine to see the clamping force set to max? So, what […]

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The War on Plastic – In Support of the BPF and the Planet

Ripples from the BBC’s ‘War on Plastic‘ series continue to be felt within the industry, as public opinion of plastics feels at an all-time low, in a period when homegrown manufacturing needs all the support […]

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Why is it important to use a specialist recruitment company when hiring?

As a manufacturing or engineering business, what factors should you be taking into consideration when selecting a recruitment partner? Willcox Matthews investigates in this blog article.

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