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How Do I Prototype an Extrusion?

Extrusion is a process that is commonly used in production, where lengths of a constant cross section are required.
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Should You Outsource?

Outsourcing is an established model in hi tech sectors and there are plenty of fabricators and installers who ‘buy-in’ so why isn’t it more established in extrusion?

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Should Systems Companies Sub-contract?

With fluctuating demand continuing, economic uncertainty making major capital spend less appealing, Euroseal look at how systems houses could pick up the slack in their capacity without major investment.

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Plastic Extrusion in the Retail Sector

The retail environment is awash with products vying for customer’s cash, and with so much marketing collateral at play, it can be tricky to grab their attention.

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Need Plastic Parts Making? Ask our Plastic Guru!

OK, so we aren’t the Plastic Gurus in question (it’s the below handy Infographic), but at PlastikCity we operate both a Help Desk and an Assisted Service facility within our Source a Moulder section, so we have first-hand experience when it comes to ‘pointing people in the right direction’.

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Are you plasticising your material efficiently, or are you ‘poking it in with a stick!’

Having spent a number of years inspecting worn screw and barrels, I know from experience that people go well beyond ‘a few thou’ of wear before deciding it’s time for a replacement or refurb.  A good setter can often work with little more than a stick rattling around in an oversized tube, but there is always a price to pay……

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Are we on Foot or Horseback?

After 20 something years in the plastics industry working for one of the larger extruder manufacturers in the world I am beginning to wonder when replacing critical parts like Barrels and Screws, do we look any further than the price?

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