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High pressure RTM systems moving from Europe to Mexico


November 20, 2014 4:24 pm ET

Engel Holding GmbH's subsidiary in Mexico says it has sold the first high pressure resin transfer machine system (HP-RTM) in the Americas to a Mexican automotive industry supplier.

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Thomson Plastics opens N.C. plant


November 20, 2014 3:12 pm ET

Custom injection molder Thomson Plastics Inc. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Lexington, N.C.

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Inspection system eyes carbon fiber automotive production


November 19, 2014 9:00 am ET

Pixargus GmbH, the company that created GoalControl, a 14-camera inspection system used to detect if a ball crossed the goal line at the World Cup this year, is showing a similar system to inspect carbon fiber fabrics used to make car body panels.

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Electronics, aerospace driving new Aptiv film production for Victrex


November 18, 2014 9:40 am ET

Victrex plc has launched production at its new $25 million manufacturing facility for high performance thermoplastic film Aptiv, with the United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne taking part in the opening celebration.

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Category winners announced for SPE Automotive Innovation Awards


November 17, 2014 3:13 pm ET

DETROIT —The Society of Plastics Engineers' automotive division has announced the category winners for its 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards. SPE honored the winners at its 44th-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala Nov. 12.

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Confessions of a automotive supplier executive price fixer


November 17, 2014 2:50 pm ET

TOKYO — When meeting to fix prices on auto parts, Mr. X, a Japanese supplier executive, and his fellow conspirators chose out-of-the-way spots, such as a Big Boy restaurant in a neighboring state.

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Benecke-Kaliko buys two Mecaseat companies


November 17, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Hanover, Germany-based Benecke-Kaliko AG is expanding production of foils for car interiors in southern and eastern Europe.

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Phillips-Medisize adding metal injection molding and clean room space


November 14, 2014 4:58 pm ET

Medical molder Phillips-Medisize Corp. is adding metal injection molding capacity and more clean room space as parts of expansions at several Wisconsin operations.

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Local Motors 3-D prints its second car even faster than the first


November 14, 2014 9:39 am ET

Local Motors, the company that 3-D printed and assembled a drivable car in just five days, is at it again — this time with one less day and with several more ambitious plans for 2015.

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Indiana Plastics adds press, plans to double molding space


November 13, 2014 11:30 am ET

Indiana Plastics Inc. recently boosted its tonnage capability, adding a 500 ton Niigata injection molding machine and is planning to double its molding space next year.

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