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 •  June 11, 2014

3D printing (3DP), also known as additive manufacturing, is showing signs of triggering transformations in U.S. industrial manufacturing, from product design and production to restructured supply chains, according to a report released today by PwC US in conjunction with The Manufacturing Institute.
The report, 3-D printing and the new shape of ...

Manufacturing.net

 •  November 18, 2013

Customers count on their injection molders for expert advice. “Tight tolerance” is a term that is often tossed around loosely in the industry—however, if tight tolerance is not done correctly, parts and products will underperform or possibly fail, resulting in customer dissatisfaction and a tooling and/or process overhaul. Other tight-tolerance ...

Manufacturing.net

 •  August 19, 2013

This article first appeared in IMPO's August 2013 issue.
An injured master mechanic, L.A. Blackwell fished to support his family. One of the most successful fisherman in the Houston area at the time, he didn’t use nets to make his catch, but instead, a rod and reel. And at the end of the line was a slip cork insert, which he invented, that enabled ...

Manufacturing.net

 •  August 1, 2013

A survey of device manufacturers has revealed quality as a top priority when selecting a custom plastics manufacturer, closely followed by price and communication.
The survey from custom plastics manufacturer Ray Products was distributed in March 2013 to more than 2,000 customers and contacts in the device manufacturing industry. The single ...