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PCI Internship Program Offers Bright Future in Plastics

Currently, the plastics industry employs nearly one million workers throughout the United States and is the third-largest manufacturing industry. Nationally, Wisconsin is ranked eighth in plastics ...
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Topic: Technology, Scientific Molding, Injection Molding

Benefits of Dimensional Testing in Plastic Injection Molding

A coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is a device that measures the physical geometrical characteristics of an object, and in our manufacturing application – plastic parts. The device is often used in ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding, Scientific Molding

Advantages of Scientific Molding Practices

Scientific molding practices are essential to achieving outcomes that deliver faster cycles, higher volumes, and a more efficient injection molding process. Implementing sound scientific principles ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding

8 Ways Reshoring Has Advanced U.S. Injection Molding

Near the end of the 20th century, America’s manufacturing dominance began to decline as the result of many global economic changes including new trade agreements, and the rise of low-cost offshore ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding

Message from the CEO - Evolution & Future of PCI

While plastic injection molding has evolved over the last decade, Plastic Components Inc. has developed more innovative and specialized processes, as well as embraced new technologies to help our ...
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Topic: Design, Technology, Plastic Injection Molding

RJG Is Like Having A Full-Time Auditor At Each Press

Manufacturing Engineer, Chris Laverty, shares his experience working with RJG to improve processes and meet requirements of vital parts. 
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding

What’s Ahead for Plastics Manufacturing: Q&A with Shane Johnson, Manufacturing Engineer

In part two of our series “What’s Ahead for Plastics Manufacturing,” we talked with Chris Laverty, manufacturing engineer with Plastic Components, Inc. Chris shared his perspective on how technology ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding

What’s Ahead for Plastics Manufacturing: Q&A with Chris Laverty, Engineer

In part one of our series that shares engineers’ perspectives on what lies ahead for the plastics manufacturing industry, we talked with Mike Schafer, an engineer for Plastic Components, Inc. Mike ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding

What’s Ahead for Plastics Manufacturing: Q&A with Mike Schafer, Engineer

The plastics manufacturing industry is constantly evolving as technological innovations, automation processes and new materials become available. Manufacturers who predict and become educated about ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding

5 Ways Lights-Out Manufacturing Has Transformed Injection Molding

The tendency for North American manufacturers of plastic parts to outsource tasks to South America or overseas is changing back toward reshoring – or that of keeping production processes in house and ...
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