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The Gold Award in the Heavy Gauge, Pressure-Formed category in the SPE Thermoforming Conference Parts Competition went to SMI (San Diego, CA). The medical operating room canister uses Kydex-T material in 0.250-in. starting gauge.The customer wanted to reduce secondary operations and the total number of parts, and eliminate the need for mechanical fasteners. Threads are formed in the part.To view the next slide, click on the arrow under the image.

Clare Goldsberry

September 16, 2015

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SPE thermoforming competition: And the winners in the Heavy Gauge category are--SMI

The Gold Award in the Heavy Gauge, Pressure-Formed category in the SPE Thermoforming Conference Parts Competition went to SMI (San Diego, CA). The medical operating room canister uses Kydex-T material in 0.250-in. starting gauge.

The customer wanted to reduce secondary operations and the total number of parts, and eliminate the need for mechanical fasteners. Threads are formed in the part.

To view the next slide, click on the arrow under the image.

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About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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