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Plastic Industry Blogs

Should I Use SLA or SLS For My Prototype?

You need a prototype, and are thinking Additive manufacturing, but just not sure whether to go Stereolithography (SLA) or Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)? Plunkett Associates’ simple to follow, light hearted step by step guide should help […]

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How Can UK Manufacturing Respond to the Triggering of Article 50?

With Article 50 now activated (March 2017), Brexit isn’t something that may happen it’s here and we now rely on…

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How Can Abrasion be Minimised for Vacuum Conveying Systems? | Mo’s Corner

Mo explains abrasion and measures to prevent abrasion…

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Ten Reasons to Use Robotics in Manufacturing

by AJ Robotics. Robotics in Manufacturing is developing new concepts and solutions for robotic systems and manufacturing technologies to work more seamlessly together.

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What Surface Finish Options are Available for DMLS Parts?

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is one example of what are termed powder bed systems. These machines build your parts within a ‘cake’ of metallic powder that is subsequently recycled.

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Using Plastics Simulation to Overcome a Fear of Fibres

A sure-fire way to make any injection mould toolmaker or processing engineer uneasy is to utter the words “fibre reinforced”; and not without good reason.

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How Can Material Distribution Be Automated? | Mo’s Corner

Mo explains fully automated material distribution systems…

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Brexit – Should we Export, or Stop Importing?

By Simon Anderson – MD of LVS Small Plastic Parts Like most SME’s, the Brexit vote came as a shock to LVS Small Plastic Parts last year.  As part of the larger business community, we […]

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Are SMED practices used in the ‘real world’?

I recently read an article about a 5% increase in productivity achieved at Formula Plastics, just by changing their tool clamping system.  It got me thinking about mould change methods available in the market, which […]

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Cutting Edge Advancements in Masterbatch & Additives

Masterbatch as a simple colouring agent has been with us for some time, but we wanted to find out how far things had come.  We posed three separate questions to UK based specialists that we […]

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