Features


January 1, 1999 Feature

CNC machining centre handles heavy milling

by Canadian Plastics

The Roka-2000, a mid-size, CNC machining centre from Reko Machine Builders Inc., brings together roughing and high-speed machining. All cast iron construction and double box ways provide the rigidity …

January 1, 1999 Feature

FRP cuts weight of ferry’s water inlets

by Canadian Plastics

Four fibre-reinforced plastic sets of water jet inlet fairings for a new high-speed ferry have achieved a 40 percent weight reduction over the originally proposed aluminum block fairings. Manufactured…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Should processors use hedging strategies?

by Canadian Plastics

While the general raw materials outlook for ’99 points to low, stable pricing, volatility remains an issue for processors working with tight margins. Few industries react as quickly through the pricin…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Award-winning bike uses composite monocoque frame

by Canadian Plastics

K2’s Proflex 5500 mountain bike features a high rigidity, lugless all composite frame manufactured from Applied Fibre Systems’ TowFlex continuous-fibre thermoplastic composites. The monocoque frame wa…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Making the Move

by Cindy Macdonald, associate editor

If you have trouble delegating responsibility, don’t set up a second plant in another country, counsels one molding company owner. “You need to put your trust in the local employees,” he says.”There a…