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  1. Plastics in our every day, automotive life.

    When you think about plastics you might interact with in a car, your first thought might be immediately to think about those cheap, broken plastics of yesteryear in cheaper economy cars. What you might not think about, is the variety of materials being used to enhance your experience and keep you and your passengers safer. With the extremely rare and...
  2. Thermoplastics as alternatives to traditional materials?

    Maybe its the annual Dakar Rally that is less than a month behind us, maybe its knowing the Baja 500 is looming closer and closer. Maybe our brutally cold Minnesota winters are just making us all yearn for the desert's warm temps instead. Maybe its just fascinating and exciting to know there are alternatives to bronze bushings that have history...
  3. Finishes, planning for finishes

    Hello and welcome back to kick of 2021! Today we're going to discuss finishes. Both surface finishes and colors can impact your final product and part. With that said, its very important to allow room to finish to size, allow room to finish to the desired surface finish, and temper expectations for color matching. Unfortunately, this can mean it is...
  4. Plastics Plow Blades?

    Here in the Midwest, plowing snow is a way of life for a lot of seasonal workers. While plows themselves have gotten much more complex and capable, there is still ways the process can be improved. One of the ways this can be approached is via the contact between the plow itself, and the surface being plowed. While traditional steel...
  5. Staying Safe

    Here in Minnesota, we're coming up on additional restrictions due to Covid19 spikes as we approach the 2020 holiday season. While we've touched on ways materials can be cleaned, sanitized, and used for protection; we just want to ensure you're giving yourself and your guests the best chance at staying safe. You can use Polycarbonate as a clear barrier so...
  6. Our New Normal

    As more people return to doing things they way they had before the pandemic started, one common sight will remain to be clear barriers. These simple additions ensure extra protection for their employees, as well as their customers to help limit the spread of Covid19. While a simple panel works well in situations like a drive-through window, freestanding options are...