Poly-Cast Hosts Senator Ron Wyden in Celebration of STEM Week

Posted by Website Admin on Saturday, July 16, 2016

Representatives from Sherwood High School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program brought Senator Ron Wyden along on a sight visit to Poly-Cast as part of a one-day outreach event for STEM Week http://stemoregon.org/stemweek. Senator Wyden was invited to SHS to observe and meet students in the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program, which includes students…Read More »

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Poly-Cast solves “thin wall” processing issues through innovative tool design & delivers 100% quality check for leak detection.

Posted by Website Admin on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Indicator vial 4.jpg CASE STUDY Summary: A U.S. based manufacturer of sterility process validation and monitoring instruments came to Poly-Cast with a unique problem.  They had recently developed a self-contained biological indicator for testing sterility but their current supplier was having problems producing good parts. The engineering team from Poly-Cast investigated and was able to…Read More »

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Poly-Cast helps mold Oregon’s future workforce

Posted by Website Admin on Friday, March 25, 2016

On February 18, Poly-Cast Inc. hosted a group of students from Portland Community College to take part in a tour and presentation about the skills and talents needed to work with manufacturing companies like Poly-Cast. The tour came about because of a partnership between Poly-Cast and Worksystems, Inc., a non-profit that provides resources to improve the quality…Read More »

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Poly-Cast increases efficiency through automation

Posted by Website Admin on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Poly-Cast is taking a proactive approach to growth and innovation by reorganizing their operations to become more cost-effective and efficient. How are they accomplishing this? Through committed support by management and introducing creatively engineered solutions. For the past three years, Poly-Cast has been aggressively seeking out ways to manage costs and labor inefficiencies by streamlining…Read More »

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Poly-Cast Hosts National Manufacturing Day

Posted by Website Admin on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The first Friday of this month, October 2nd, was National Manufacturing Day;  an annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. This year Poly-Cast was one of 45 companies in Oregon who hosted an educational and interactive event in celebration of…Read More »

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Lunch & Learn Summer 2015 is a hit

Posted by Website Admin on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Poly-Cast, in conjunction with Tony Christler of M. Holland hosted another successful Lunch & Learn event at the Xenium HR facility on July 28th. As the featured speaker, Tony’s presentation focused on resin selection. The event was attended by engineers and product designers from a variety of industries. Tony began with a “Plastics 101” segment where the distinctions…Read More »

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Designing Wear-Resistant Plastic Parts

Posted by Website Admin on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Reliability and long product life are common themes in many products these days. For example, in the past 40 years, the usable life of the standard automobile has increased from 100,000 miles (if you were lucky) to 200,000+ miles (if you care for it well) . In addition, increased fuel-efficiency standards have required that the…Read More »

Categories: Materials Selection, Plastic Part Design, Transferring your Tooling

Medical Device Design: Stainless to Plastic

Posted by Website Admin on Sunday, March 15, 2015

Issues regarding out-of-control medical costs permeate our news. A combination of the increasing share of the US economy represented by health care costs, the rapidly growing senior citizen population moving into their Medicare years, and the massive numbers of the uninsured and the newly insured will continue to put enormous pressure on medical costs. Any way you analyze…Read More »

Categories: Cost Management, Materials Selection, Plastic Part Design

Reduce cost before, not after

Posted by Website Admin on Saturday, February 7, 2015

It seems that plastic parts manufacturers are continually being exercised by purchasing agents to quote a lower price on a part that is already being supplied by another company.  The truth is that most of the time the cost of that plastic part is not so much dependent on the supplier, as on the part’s design – which…Read More »

Categories: Cost Management, For Inventors, Mold & Tooling Design, Plastic Part Design

Poly-Cast Hosts Another Successful Lunch & Learn Event

Posted by Website Admin on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Poly-Cast Inc., Tigard OR:  Hosted their Fall Lunch & Learn series on November 5th at the Xenium HR headquarters in Tualatin, OR.  The topic was “Innovative Resin Solutions” and was presented by Tom Simon and Doug Hammond of the PolyOne Corporation, a nationally recognized leader in specialized polymer materials.  The event was attended by over 25…Read More »

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