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Injection Molding

Mold-Change Time Targeted with Training, Technology

Engel is offering technology and training to molders to help them optimize their mold-changing process.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

Guill Adds Three to Employee Roster

Extrusion tooling maker Guill Tool has recently hired of three new employees.

Automation

Wittmann Delivers Injection Molding Workcell to Alabama Community College

Southern Union State Community College (SUSCC) installed the Wittmann SmartPower120 molding machine with an integrated robot, temperature control unit (TCU) and dryer to support its plastics education program.

Injection Molding

Learn Fundamentals of Materials Handling in Self-Paced Online Course

Learn about equipment, procedures and maintenance for material handling related to injection molding.

LIM & LSR Molding

Silicone Elastomer Course Returns

After completely filling the classroom last year, the Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication course returns to Pomona, Calif. Jan. 31-Feb. 3.

Packaging

Graduate Students Simulate Packaging Designs with Development Software

Software from Nova used in packaging engineering course.

Injection Molding

RJG Adds LS Mtron Molding Machine To Training Facility in North Carolina

The all-electric WIZ-55E was installed at RJG’s new training facility located on the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) campus in Kannapolis.

Shawnee State University’s Plastics Engineering Program Earns Accreditation

The Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology certification makes the university’s program one of just four bachelor’s programs in the world with this designation and the only program of its kind in the state of Ohio.

Injection Molding

Engel North America Launched Apprenticeship Program

Certified and registered within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the program lasts four years with a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom-based instruction.

Injection Molding

Global Show, Global Training

Visitors to RJG’s K 2022 booth can watch training segments from each of its global offices in the RJG Theater, as well as get hands-on demos of its CoPilot process control and Hub networking devices.

Recycling

Plastics Recycling LATAM Event Reflects Interest in Recycling in Latin America

New conference provides platform for discussion of plastic recycling trends.

Purging Compounds

Asaclean Launches Interactive, Educational Website

Offering nearly 500 pages of purging content in English & Spanish, the new site is suited to both new and experienced processors.

Univ. of Akron Offers Its First Undergraduate Degree in Plastics

New B.S. in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is a first for UA and for Ohio public universities.

Balancing My Personal Chaos Often Makes Me Late for Work

Time is viewed differently when an employee lives in daily instability and doesn’t have enough resources to make it through the day.  

Three Ways to Improve the Health of Your Employees

Living in daily instability is a risk factor for stress-related health issues.

Need Employees? Have You Addressed Childcare?

Here are four strategies to consider.  

Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys Donates 3D Printers to University of Minnesota Medical School

3D printing allows physicians, researchers, and medical device product developers to iterate, create, and test existing and new medical devices in anatomic models that mimic actual anatomy and pathology.

What in the World Is Agency Time?

It’s time some employees need to spend going from nonprofit agency to nonprofit agency in the hopes of meeting daily needs. With only 24 hours per day, an under-resourced person often has to make choices between work and agency time.  

Injection Molding

American Injection Molding Institute to Launch Workforce Development Program at PTXPO

The Beaumont Technologies subsidiary is introducing the program, which identifies and fills knowledge gaps within a workforce, at the new PTXPO this March in Chicago.

I Was Okay Living in the Culvert until the City Made Me Move

Housing problems can take a huge hit on your employees. This hit creates instability and plays into our employees’ ability to arrive at work on time and be ready to work.  

Injection Molding

LS Mtron and Orbital Plastics Consulting Partner on Injection Molding Training

The machine supplier and plastics consultancy will provide hands-on courses taught by Orbital’s Umberto Catignani that take place at LS Mtron’s Technical Center near Chicago.

Injection Molding

RJG Releases Online Injection Molding Training Course

Technology and training supplier RJG has introduced the new online, self-paced Essentials of Injection Molding eLearning course for interactive training that can happen anywhere.

What Really Shows Up at Work

The environment of economic class plays a huge role in the success of the employees we supervise and manage.  

Automation

TV Ad Sells Anti-Manufacturing Bias?

A new TV ad celebrates women’s opportunities for professional advancement. But does it hint that manufacturing isn’t one of those opportunities?

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