DEC 2015 E-Newsletter

"Our company's continued success has been built on the reliability and integrity
that we demonstrate with each of our customers, suppliers and employees."
- Chris Metz, CEO


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Economy Analysis December 2014...
Third quarter GDP came in at a healthy 3.9, however with fourth quarter estimates at 2.1 percent, GDP is expected to be 2.2% for 2014, hardly a robust pace.  The good news is that GDP is expected to be slightly better for 2015, with a projected rate of 2.8%.  This is still not the desired recovery pace, however a slow steady improvement increases the probability of continued expansion. Learn More >>

Plastic Pulls Its Weight...
Plastic succeeds again. Synthetic link chains have replaced metal in a uniquely designed lashing chain application, which are used to lift and secure cargo. The plastic alternative provides chains that are eight times lighter than typical steel links, yet offer the same strength. Learn More >>

Nordson Introduces High-Rate Plasticizing Unit for Better Thin-Wall Packaging...
Nordson Corporation, a manufacturer of machine dispensing technologies, introduced a high-rate plasticizing unit, incorporating an innovative screw design that delivers optimum melt quality while reducing screw recovery time by 10 to 15%.  The rapid recovery times enable the system to maintain reduced cycle times and keep pace with exceedingly short cooling periods in high-volume, high speed production of thin-wall parts. 
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Auto Industry Continues to Focus on New Light Weight Materials...
Material suppliers are racing to find new materials that can meet the ever-changing performance needs of the automotive OEM’s, which are focusing on light-weighting as a means of reducing CO2 emissions and improving fuel efficiency.  Suppliers are investing money in research and development to create materials that can withstand higher temperatures for under-hood applications where temperatures can exceed 220⁰ C. 
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New Software Improves Tool Qualification Process...
NOVATION Industries recently purchased Nautilus, process validation software from FIRMMTECH, which provides standardization in documenting tool qualification.  Although NOVATION Industries has been qualifying tools for years using scientific molding techniques, the Nautilus software standardizes the process and provides analysis results in a user-friendly manner that can be easily accessed throughout the production network.   Learn More >>

SNK America Streamlines Their Sales Process...
NOVATION Industries helped SNK America, Inc., a world leader in the design and development of large machine tools, improve their sales process by utilizing 3D printing to show prospective customers their machining capabilities using scaled down prototypes.  Learn More >>


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