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Additive Manufacturing Webinar Resources

We are proud to announce the successful launch of APS' webinar series. We kicked off with "Get Started with Additive Manufacturing," co-hosted by APS Plastics and America Makes.

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Register Now for Our 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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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?

Topics: technology manufacturing 4.0 advanced manufacturing manufacturing Industry 4.0 innovation additive manufacturing 3d printing getting started with additive manufacturing webinar

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.

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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:

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Collaboration with TXRX

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

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The Future: Made in Houston

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

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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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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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