A Closer Look at How Solar Impacts the Environment

Using radiant energy from sunlight has extensive benefits for communities, consumers and the environment. Of course, the availability and intensity of this energy will be different from place to place and at different times of the day – which has led some to question its overall usefulness as an alternative to traditional energy sources. As […]



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Industrial Cutting Techniques for Plastics and Rubber Materials

There are several industrial cutting techniques that can be employed to produce a wide range of plastic and rubber pieces and components. Some of these methods are better for thicker materials, while others excel with thinner-gauge plastics. Some might be better for plastics, while others can be used on any material. Which one is right […]


Many Jobs Behind Your Appliances

The Many Jobs Behind Your Everyday Appliances

Have you ever gone to the refrigerator to procure your favorite refreshing beverage and then stopped to think about just how many jobs went into creating an appliance that makes refreshing-beverage procurement so very easy? We all understand on some level that a lot of work goes into all of our everyday appliances, but most […]


Rubber & Plastics for Military Applications

Working with the High-Compliance Needs of Military Applications

Military products and applications demand extremely high reliability and durability because of the likelihood that they will be put to the test in some very extreme environments. This means that military departments that design, develop, and otherwise work on these projects must source materials and parts from companies that understand and meet the established standards […]


Increasing Demand for Solar Power

The Increasing Demand for Solar Power Over the Years

Have you noticed more and more homes in your neighborhood covering their roofs with solar photovoltaic panels? What about the businesses or factories in the area? Have they started looking at alternative power sources to save money and meet industry regulations? Solar power continues to become more affordable and accessible in the United States, which […]


The History of Rubber

Rubber is a common material that most people are familiar with today. It is found in shoes, tires, fittings in machinery, plumbing parts, hoses, gaskets, and so much more. But when was this product discovered and how did it become such a staple to the modern world? To help answer these questions, here is a […]


Plastic Injection Molding vs 3D Printing

When it comes to producing complex parts for production, many companies debate between using plastic injection molding technology or 3D printing the pieces instead. Each are viable options with their own benefits. 3D printing uses additive technology, adding material a bit at a time from scratch, using software prototypes. Plastic injection molding injects molten material […]


The Uses of Plastic and Rubber Extrusions in the Military

Plastic and rubber extrusion products are commonly used in the military. Defense systems require a lot of different components for various applications. To create both simple and complex parts, the extrusion process is used to meet exact specifications over repeated creations. This is especially important in the military and defense industry. The Extrusion Process The […]