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Plastics News Now: Martha Stewart declares 3-D printing 'a good thing'

November 20, 2014 6:00 am ET

Stewart teams up with MakerBot for housewares, a new stroller is made from recycled plastic and a report on a PET preform partnership.


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Plastics News Now: CNC shop featured on reality show

November 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

CNC shop touts American manufacturing on reality show, plastic helps art levitate and poll shows support for California's plastic bag ban.


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Plastics News Now: GM finds batty use for plastic waste

November 6, 2014 6:00 am ET

A mold maker in Michigan invites high school students to visit the shop, HP gets into 3-D printing and GM's creative reuse program for old Volt battery covers.


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Plastics News Now: The best homemade plastic Halloween costumes

October 30, 2014 6:00 am ET

A French molder opens its first North American facility, a molder takes augmented reality for a spin and we find the best homemade plastic Halloween costumes -- and make one ourselves.


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Plastics News Now: Arburg's 3-D printing machine hitting the market

October 23, 2014 9:03 am ET

Chrysler is hiding design elements in parts, Amcor teams up with Method for a molding and filling plant and Arburg's Freeformer attracts attention at Fakuma.


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Plastics News Now: Humanoid robot shows off skills at Fakuma

October 16, 2014 7:07 am ET

A workerbot, with a smile on its face, was a big attraction at Fakuma this week, plus a mostly composite helicopter takes flight and SPI is looking for student video entries in this week's Plastics News Now.


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Plastics News Now: Trip in plastic bubble ball goes awry

October 9, 2014 6:00 am ET

Plastic makers celebrate Manufacturing Day, company donates gloves to fight Ebola and runner takes a trip in a plastic ball in the ocean.


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Plastics News Now: Molder celebrates historic anniversary

October 2, 2014 6:00 am ET

The plastic bag ban fight rages on in California, a molder turns 80 years old and a study looks at plastic marine debris.


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Plastics News Now: Retro thermoforming toy is a hit at SPE event

September 25, 2014 6:00 am ET

Vinyl sign thwarts pee-wee football team, SPE thermoforming conference attendees turn back time with a 1960s toy and R&D/Leverage has found success with its apprenticeship program.


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Plastics News Now: Local Motors 3-D prints a car

September 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

A time lapse of the car being printed, we visit a rigid package manufacturer who is expanding and the strong M&A market might continue according to one expert.


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