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Freetech competition exposes design students to processing

September 6, 2013 4:26 pm ET

CHICAGO — Most industrial design students get very little exposure to plastics processing in their regular classes. Freetech Plastics Inc. has tried to expand that exposure through its annual competition for industrial design students for thermoformed parts. PN's Rhoda Miel reports on the competition in this video from the IDSA conference in ...


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Training centers increasingly part of auto landscape

August 29, 2013 11:43 am ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — With unemployment nationally topping 8 percent, it seems like it would be easy to fill auto industry jobs, but hiring has gotten far more complex. In this PN video, reporter Rhoda Miel looks at how automakers are increasingly turning to training centers, like Chrysler's WCM Academy, to build and maintain skilled workers...


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Altair Enlighten Award honors lightweighting efforts

August 20, 2013 3:39 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — When Altair Engineering Inc. decided to sponsor an award for automotive lightweighting efforts, it hoped the competition would draw attention from throughout the industry. The inaugural Altair Enlighten Award did just that. In this video from the Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars, Martin Jung...


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Slideshow: Everyday products become ocean pollution in China

July 17, 2013 12:58 pm ET

There are many sources of plastics pollution at China's Bei Hai Silver Beach. In this Plastics News audio slideshow, Steve Toloken, PN's Guangzhou, China-based Asia bureau chief, details the growing concern over everyday plastics products creating ocean pollution.


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Colder Products debuts smallest plastic connector

July 2, 2013 4:28 pm ET

PHILADELPHIA — Couplings and connections molder Colder Products Co. introduced a plastic connector that it billed as the smallest available at the recent MD&M East medical-device trade show in Philadelphia.


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Toolmakers support program providing iPads for wounded vets

May 10, 2013 12:34 pm ET

SAN DIEGO — The American Mold Builders Association has raised more than $50,000 in the past three years to support the iWarriors program, which provides iPads for wounded veterans. Learn more in this PN video exclusive.


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Consultancy assesses global toolmaking market

May 2, 2013 1:58 pm ET

SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — Laurie Harbour, above, president and CEO of consultant firm Harbour Results Inc., details the firm's global assessment of toolmakers in this video interview from the American Mold Builders Association conference in Schaumburg.


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