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Dear Joslyn: Classified Info

Dear Joslyn: The government agency that I work for is looking to award a contract for thermoformed covers. The criteria our suppliers must meet is very stringent since ...
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What to Consider When Choosing Which Plastic Sheet to Use

When you think of something plastic, what do you picture? Maybe it’s a milk jug or the lid to your disposable coffee cup. 
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Dear Joslyn: What’s the Biggest Part You Can Thermoform?

Dear Joslyn: I’m an engineer working with an agricultural client. They’re looking to redesign their hay balers and move from metal to plastic. I have no worries on the ...
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Dear Joslyn: UV Materials

Dear Joslyn: I’ve noticed some of the plastic components on my farm equipment are cracking and fading. I looked into having them repaired and painted, but custom-colored ...
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5 Reasons You Should Switch from Sheet Metal to Thermoformed Plastic

Sheet metal and thermoformed plastics are common options that have very different impacts on your time, budget and product performance. What if I told you that you could ...
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Dear Joslyn: Utilizing 3D Printing

Dear Joslyn: I’m helping my customer take their product from concept to reality. They are in need of a prototype part to test fit and function, but they don’t want to ...
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Dear Joslyn: Injection Molding vs. Thermoforming

Dear Joslyn: I’m looking for a company to manufacture plastic golf tees – in the millions. After some internet research, it looks like either thermoforming or injection ...
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Pressure Forming: What It Is, How It Works & Why It Matters

The thermoforming process offers many advantages over other methods such as rotational and injection molding. Thermoforming can use one of two processes: vacuum forming ...
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Dear Joslyn: Avoiding Supply Chain Disruptions

Dear Joslyn:  One of my main material suppliers is unable to deliver my order as promised. Not only does this disrupt production at my facility, but now I won’t be able ...
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Dear Joslyn: My Coworkers Are Reluctant to Change

Dear Joslyn: I have worked in both manufacturing and office settings. In each position, I’ve encountered many employees that struggle to embrace and accept change. It ...
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