July 2014 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 July 2014...
As expected, the harsh winter and the weather related issues in the 1st. quarter adversely affected growth in many areas of the economy.  Pent up demand, along with the catch-up in activity has the estimate of 2nd. quarter GDP coming in at close to 4%. Learn More >>

 
 
Let's Get Rigid - Metal to Plastic Conversions...
As customers continue to look for ways to reduce cost while improving performance both injection molders and material suppliers are challenged to come up with solutions.  RTP Company has developed a new line of Ultra Performance Structural Compounds that blur the lines between plastic and metal.  The challenge is that these types of materials can be difficult to mold and often require unique approaches to the mold build and molding process. Learn More >>
 
Thermally Conductive Polymers for LED Lighting Heat Sink Applications Offer Increased Design Freedom and Reduced Costs...
The lighting market is undergoing a dramatic shift to LED light sources as LED lighting offers greater energy efficiency than more conventional sources such as compact fluorescent and incandescent lighting. However managing the heat generated by LED's is critical to maintaining their useful life and energy efficiency. Up until recently the typical solution to addressing thermal management in LED products entailed use of aluminum as a heat sink material to dissipate heat away from the LED which was a costly solution.  Learn More >>

 
 
Metal to Plastic Industry Trends...
The market demands continuous efficiencies and as a result there has been an ongoing industry trend in product design to convert metal to plastic.  This conversion results in lower cost and in most cases helps to reduce weight in the overall product.  In addition, there is often a performance improvement advantage.  There are also benefits to switching from cast parts to the more consistent process of injection molding. Learn More >>

 

New 3D Printer Strengthens Prototyping Capabilities...
NOVATION Industries goal is to help companies succeed by developing new products in a timely, cost effective manner utilizing our IDP (Integrated Development Process.) Our greatest success occurs when our customers get us involved during the product development process so that we can help them optimize the design and avoid costly redesigns. Learn More >>

 

 

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