Industry News

  1. HC Private Investments Announces Strategic Investment In Kruger Plastic Products

    HC Private Investments (“HCPI”), a Chicago-based private investment firm, today announced that it has acquired Kruger Plastic Products (“Kruger”), a family-owned, custom injection molding manufacturer of niche products and components. Kruger’s senior management, including Pat Brandstatter, President, and Dirk Kruger, VP of Engineering, will maintain significant stakes in the company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kruger has been an integral part of its customers’ manufacturing process for more than 40 years by

  2. Waters And Malvern Panalytical Collaborate To Improve Polymer Characterization

    Waters Corporation announced that it entered into a co-marketing agreement with Malvern Panalytical to advance the analysis of polymers

  3. Tethon 3D Launches Castalite® Investment Casting Resin

    Tethon Corporation (“Tethon3D”) announces a new resin material for 3D printing. The material, Castalite®, is a photo-curing ceramic polymer resin for use in SLA or DLP printers

  4. Toyoda Gosei Develops Large Plastic Roof Panels For Use On Fuel Cell Bus

    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed large plastic roof panels that will be used on a fuel cell bus to be launched by Toyota Motor Corporation in 2018

  5. Chocolate Factory Overcomes Costly Machinery Downtime By Replacing Metal Parts With Stratasys High-Performance Composite 3D Printing Material

    Stratasys, a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, today announced that Dutch 3D service bureau, Visual First, is using FDM Nylon 12CF carbon-filled thermoplastic to replace metal machine parts for its customer, The Chocolate Factory

  6. Amorphous Technologies International And Roctool Announce Exclusive Partnership And The Commercial Launch Of Roctool’s Heat and Cool Molding Technology For Amorphous Alloys

    Amorphous Technologies International, Inc. (ATI) recently announced its exclusive partnership with Roctool, a leader in induction heating technology used in molding processes for plastic, metals and composites materials

  7. Lollicup® USA, Inc. Brings Manufacturing Back To The U.S.

    Lollicup® USA, Inc. continues its push towards bringing manufacturing back to the U.S

  8. New Family Of FBG Optical Sensors Featuring Zeus’ PEEK Coating Now Available For Use In Harsh Environments

    FBGs are reliable all-fiber optical components that have been used for making accurate and reliable temperature and strain measurements for over two decades. However, due to previous technical limitations, most applications in hot harsh environments were typically off limits

  9. Apex Industries Selects Vycom Flametec® Cleanroom PVC-C To Fit Stringent Needs Of Clients Serving Semiconductor Industry

    Apex Industries, a precision machining and fabrication company in Tigard, Oregon, has chosen Flametec® Cleanroom PVC-C for the machine parts and weldment it supplies to ClassOne Technology for use in its flagship product, the Solstice® technology platform.

  10. Free Collection Of Drying Methods For Plastics Helps Improve Moisture Analysis Results

    The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has included halogen moisture analysis as a standard test method for determination of moisture in plastics by loss in weight in designation D6980-12