APS Plastics & Manufacturing Blog

Save the Date for an Additive Manufacturing Webinar

Whether you are a veteran in the industry or just starting to branch out in the space, you’ve probably heard of additive manufacturing. But do you know how to get started or which next steps will take you further in the field?

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Innovation on The Job Floor

In today’s manufacturing world, it’s important that we not only embrace industry 4.0 and manufacturing 4.0, but that we also put a heavy focus on worker 4.0: to create the industrial worker for the new manufacturing revolution… bringing the human to the center of the creative process.

Topics: Precision Machining Solutions technology manufacturing 4.0 Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing manufacturing innovation time savings

Capabilities of The B0205-III Tsugami Swiss Machine

TSUGAMI B0205-III
CNC PRECISION AUTOMATIC LATHE

APS Plastics & Manufacturing (APS) recently invested in new equipment and powerful software to drive it - the B0205-III Tsugami Swiss Machine and ESPRIT CAD/CAM software - which resulted in dramatic improvements in production, including:

Topics: Precision Machining Solutions Machining Plastics technology manufacturing 4.0 Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing manufacturing

Collaboration with TXRX

APS Plastics is proud to announce our partnership with TXRX Labs.

Topics: technology manufacturing 4.0 Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing american shop class manufacturing

The Future: Made in Houston

It’s summertime in Houston, and mixed in with the stifling humidity, there is hopefulness in the air.

Topics: Machining Plastics technology manufacturing 4.0 Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing american shop class manufacturing

New Technology in APS Equipment

LAUNCH OF THE B0205-III TSUGAMI SWISS MACHINE

Increase in Production, Faster Process, and Higher Quality Finish

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Rethinking The American Shop Class

APS Plastics has recently partnered with KIPP Sunnyside High School to help grow their "Engineering Design Kitchen" (EDK) program. The EDK program teaches students basic engineering and making skills. It's a great opportunity to allow students to put their imagination to work and make things by hand.

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Meet Our New UH Mechanical Engineering Intern

APS Plastics is excited to announce the newest addition to our team: Martin Hoang, a Mechanical Engineering Intern, joining us from The University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering.

Topics: Insider Communication technology apprenticeship 4.0 manufacturing 4.0 Industry 4.0

The Digital Journey at APS Plastics

American manufacturing companies have faced an onslaught of competition over the last few decades. The primary competitor has been in the form of offshoring to low labor rate countries, like China and other Asian countries where the labor force was happy to accept much lower wage rates than US workers. Over the last few years though, the dynamic of competition seems to be changing. China’s average wages for manufacturing jobs have more than doubled over the last few years (https://tradingeconomics.com/china/wages-in-manufacturing). India’s average wages have also shown signs of increasing over the last decade (https://tradingeconomics.com/india/wages).  The social impact for these countries will be largely positive as a new middle class begins to emerge over time.

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APS Plastics CEO Serves on GHP’s Advanced Manufacturing Workgroup

APS Plastics CEO, Mush Khan, served on the Greater Houston Partnership’s (GHP) Advanced Manufacturing Workgroup – comprised of Houston’s manufacturing industry leaders. The group’s goal was to identify ways the Houston area can become the world leader for advanced manufacturing.

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