PLASTEC East in New York, NY, next month will welcome more than 9000 engineers and executives, as well as hundreds of suppliers, from across the advanced design and manufacturing spectrum. Plus, this year’s event includes a keynote from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and a dedicated 3D Printing Zone.
The two companies will work collaboratively, with Fuseneo doing the creative work on the product while Big 3 Precision engineers the mold, offering a total product design, development and manufacturing solution.
The new facility will help to secure the position of Borealis as a local supplier to automotive OEMs and tier partners in North America and will serve to strengthen the companies’ leadership position in Europe, Brazil and China.
The American Chemistry Council (Washington, DC) assesses the New Plastics Economy initiative and finds there’s an emphasis on recycling at the expense of packaging functionality and other aspects of sustainability.
Though suppliers and automakers are increasingly looking at larger integration of CFRP parts to reduce vehicle weight, large-scale usage of the material in the next few years is unlikely owing to its high cost of production.
John Anes, an independent consultant with more than 30 years’ management experience in medical device development, manufacture and quality systems, will lead the three-day course designed for medtech OEMs and medical molding services suppliers.