CONSOLIDATION & merger of corporations, PLASTICS industries, MANUFACTURES, and JOINT ventures
The article presents plastics and manufacturing industry news briefs as of October, 2012. The rapid prototyping division of Vista Technologies LLC has been acquired by the polyacetal clip specialist InTech Industries Inc. A joint venture facility in Bangkok, Thailand will be constructed by the automakers SRG Global Inc. and Faltec Co. Ltd. The magnetics company Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd. has acquired the magnetics company E-Magnets UK Ltd.
PRODUCT management, MANUFACTURES, MANUFACTURING processes, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, WORK environment, and STRENGTH of materials
This article reports that virtual product development is a valuable tool for designers and manufacturers because it allows them to be innovative while operating within a lean environment. Reconciling innovation and leanness isn't easy. Innovation involves risk-taking and learning from failure as much as success, while lean principles call for incremental improvements, eliminating waste and "getting it right the first time." By utilizing virtual prototyping, developers can test many more experimental product features than they could ever build and test within a set time frame.
PRODUCT management, MANUFACTURES, CONSUMERS, PAMPHLETS, and SEALING (Technology)
Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. is a global manufacturer of sealing, fluid and NVH control systems and components. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Cooper-Standard Automotive offers complete product design, development and prototyping as well as the latest manufacturing technologies to customers around the globe. This brochure highlights the company's innovative approach to design and manufacturing across their divisions.