3D Systems buys 3D design firm Cimatronby Canadian Plastics
3D printer maker 3D Systems Corp is buying Cimatron Ltd for approximately US$97 million to strengthen its position in the fast-growing 3D design and manufacturing business.
DSM opens international research centre for innovative materialsby Canadian Plastics
Material supplier Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands.
A. Schulman to shutter Ohio concentrates and additives plantby Canadian Plastics
Compound and resin supplier A. Schulman Inc. is closing a color concentrates and additives plant in Stryker, Ohio, in April 2015 and shifting the plant’s production to other facilities in North America.
GE to build advanced manufacturing centre near Pittsburghby Canadian Plastics
General Electric Co. will invest US$32 million in a new additive manufacturing facility in Pittsburgh, Pa., that will help the manufacturer’s business units develop and implement 3-D printing, as well as other innovative technologies.
Sheridan College partners with Cimetrix Solutions for 3D printingby Canadian Plastics
3D printing equipment supplier Cimetrix Solutions Inc. has donated a fully equipped training system, valued at $300,000, to Ontario’s Sheridan College.
Milacron partners with Trexel on MuCell injection technologyby Canadian Plastics
Processing equipment maker Milacron LLC is partnering with Trexel Inc. to incorporate the MuCell microcellular foam injection molding technology into Milacron injection molding machines.
SPE calls for Thermoformer of the Year nominationsby Canadian Plastics
Nominations are now open for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) annual Thermoformer of the Year Award.
SPI expanding 3D printing pavilion at NPE2015by Canadian Plastics
The 3D printing section of the upcoming NPE2015 trade show just got larger, as show management is expanding floor space to accommodate new exhibitors.
SPE announces thermoforming parts competition winnersby Canadian Plastics
One of the latest developments in bowling equipment technology – heavy duty equipment used to arrange and re-set bowling pins – has also picked up three awards in the parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)…
Clariant opens new engineering project centre for North Americaby Canadian Plastics
Specialty chemical maker Clariant has opened a new engineering project centre in Louisville, Ky., designed to provide project management and engineering services for current and future capital projects throughout North America.
SPI, SME offering online skills training program for plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) has partnered with workforce development agency Tooling U-SME to launch a new online training program aimed at closing the manufacturing skills gap in the plastics industry.
3D printing market to reach $8.6B globally by 2020: reportby Canadian Plastics
The global 3D printing market will reach US$8.6 billion by 2020, a new report says, a surge of growth primarily due to rising demand for faster and more efficient ways to manufacture complex design objects using a wide array of…
New national network for 3D printingby Canadian Plastics
A new national network has been launched, dedicated to the adoption and development of 3D additive manufacturing in Canada.
Stratasys buys 3D CAD software designer GrabCADby Canadian Plastics
3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. has purchased 3D CAD software designer GrabCAD Inc.
Sabic partners with Chinese Academy of Sciences for researchby Canadian Plastics
Petrochemical supplier Sabic has signed a five-year strategic collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) designed to cover joint research in the chemical and chemical engineering fields.
Stratasys 3D prints 14-foot tall giant creature for comic conferenceby Canadian Plastics
3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. has created a 14-foot tall giant creature which will be showcased at the Comic-Con International 2014 conference in San Diego, Calif.
Stratasys completes Solid Concepts purchaseby Canadian Plastics
3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Solid Concepts, which is said to be the largest independent additive manufacturing service bureau in North America.
Quebec aerospace parts makers get provincial fundingby Canadian Plastics
Two Quebec-based aerospace parts makers are receiving a combined $1.38 million in repayable funding to help improve productivity from the provincial government.
Arburg’s Freeformer nabs Red Dot Awardby Canadian Plastics
Injection molding machine manufacturer Arburg Inc. has won a Red Dot Award for its Freeformer additive manufacturing system.
CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winnersby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has selected the winners of the 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Awards, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and businesses for their commitment and dedication to the growth and…