First, my monthly reminder: There are no toxic plastics, none of them. When you meet anyone who thinks otherwise, try to find out why. Ask for statistics, toxicity data and their sources. You probably won’t get any, or they will be selective or come from questionable sources. Anything you think is really significant, please let me know.
Now, to extrusion. How much do you love me? My favorite answer to this often-serious question is, “11 on a scale of 10.” That may make the asker feel more secure, but doesn’t get to the heart of the matter. Some things can’t be easily quantified. Love is one of them; the value of a used extrusion line is another.
Sometimes I get asked to estimate value or capacity, or both, perhaps for legal purposes or by someone wanting to sell or buy a used line. My easy answer to a buyer is to invoke the rule of thirds.
Takahata Precision Tennessee Expands Helenwood, Tennessee, Manufacturing Complex
Takahata Precision Tennessee, Inc., a plastic injection molding automotive manufacturer, will invest $9.7 million to expand its production
The Holy Grail—Making Plastic Parts Without Tooling—is Within Reach
I recently had the opportunity to attend an open house at Interlink Engineering LLC, a contract engineering firm in Phoenix, AZ, that provides 3D
New ‘Supercatalyst’ can Turn Carbon Dioxide and Methane Into Fuel
Scientists at the University of Surrey in the UK have developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes of climate
Michelman Joins the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials to Evaluate Fiber Sizing Solutions
Michelman is pleased to announce that it has become one of only 55 members of the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials