PPE has recently added 2 new machines to its already impressive injection molding machine lineup. Both of the new machines are manufactured by Milacron. One of the machines is an MPs600 with a 140 oz. shot size, and the other is an MPs500 with a 105 oz. shot size. The new machines will [...]
Tom Walker, President of PPE, has been selected as one of the honored recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Career Award, by the Wire & Cable Manufacturers Alliance, Inc. His selection was announced this past December at the W&C Alliance’s Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon. The award, nominated and selected by Tom’s peers in the wire [...]
Plastic Rapid Prototyping Rapid prototyping has come a long way from its inception in the 1980s. Once limited to scale models and prototype parts, this technology is now utilized to manufacture production quality components and by artists for complex shapes. The process involves slicing an intricate three dimensional CAD model STL file into thin virtual [...]
Since the 1930s, savvy manufacturers and designers have been driving a technical explosion in plastics, and today there are over 30 product families and literally thousands of individual grades, from the familiar to the exotic. Much of this growth has come with the large-scale switch from metal to plastics, and with good reason. Almost unlimited [...]
Demand for Pittsfield Plastics' custom molding services, particularly for its large press capabilities (500 ton and 700 ton), is growing. President/CEO Tom Walker said improvements in the residential and commercial building markets (for products such as electrical and communications wire and cable) and for the medical device market (custom plastic parts) account for some of [...]
Pittsfield Plastics underwent a major plant upgrade recently. A shiny new floor, which involved grinding the old floor down until they got to the base level, then adding a glossy new protective coating, contributed to a cleaner, more efficient and even safer plant. The walls also got a new coat of paint.
Visit us in Atlanta for Interwire 2013. You can find us at booth 664 from Tuesday, April 23rd through Thursday, April 25th. Learn about our latest plastic spools and reels or any custom plastic parts needs. We look forward to seeing you.
Pittsfield Plastics added a robot to pick "runners" out of the production line on a 300-ton injection molding press. The robot picks parts out of the line, supporting manufacturing employees as they meet customer demand and ship product out on time every time. The company eventually plans to add larger robots that will pull parts [...]
A Plastics Technology editor recently visited the company’s headquarters to learn more about us. Now, we are grateful to be on the cover of Plastics Technology magazine. The article discusses our history and foray into extrusion. There are also quite a few great photos.