What Will 2020 Bring?
Happy New Year. I hope you
had some time to spend
with family over the holidays.
of us in our annual sand lounge we
build for New Year’s Eve.
A new decade is upon us and
what a wonderful time to be in plastics.
Fabricated and formed plastic
parts are opening new markets and
finding new applications, due in
large part, to advances in materials
and machinery. Suppliers to the
plastic shapes industry continue to
innovate providing you with more
choices and opportunities than ever
before. The materials, machinery
and tooling in this issue can help
your company open new doors and
create new opportunities this year.
We kick-off with our annual CNC Routers & Tooling editorial
spotlight. We have 3- and 5-axis
machines that can increase your
productivity and profitability along
with tooling that helps you achieve
the best finish off your new, or existing,
Next we look at what’s new in
Composites. Composites are well
suited for applications in oil and
gas, semiconductor and electronics
as well as medical, aerospace, analytic
instrumentation and energy.
They offer superior strength to
weight ratios, a low coefficient of
thermal expansion and are moisture
resistant. Thermoset materials
are the oldest plastic yet they continue
to offer properties that cannot
be matched by any other materials.
Finally, in ”Safety Solutions”
Jack looks at Protecting Employees When Performing Machine
Operations. As we enter the new
year, OSHA is now concentrating
more of their inspection efforts
is OSHA is
tions. Injuries resulting from
inadequate machine guarding
are of concern due to their
potential severity. If your company
needs assistance with a safety
related matter, Jack would be
happy to help. As a reader of
PD&F Magazine he is available
for an initial consultation. He has
over 45 years in industrial safety
and can be reached via email at
This year we look forward to
bringing you the news and new
products that will enable you to
create opportunities for your company.
To find additional resources
that can increase your opportunities
this year, and this decade,
search our website.
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Enjoy the issue,
- Saws & Tooling
- See-Through Plastics
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