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Thermoplastics taking over automotive?

It’s no secret that plastics play a role in the Automotive industry. For decades, the involvement of plastic materials has become more and more common in the automotive industry, usually for one common goal: reducing weight in vehicles to increase fuel efficiency. But the role of plastics in automotive applications has evolved immensely over the […]

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ACI FRP

Product Spotlight: ACI FRP

Clear Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics Panels Fiberglass reinforced plastic products are made of fiberglass, which comes from a plastic or polymer matrix. Some of the materials used to make these types of products include phenolic, polyester, epoxy, polyimide, novolac, melamine, silicon and resin systems. Most formed fiberglass is laminated as well as given a protective coating in […]

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The Design Process

At ACI we take the design process of your project very seriously. This lays the foundation for a quality product and marks the beginning of your product journey. We’re here to help you make sure it is done right! ACI Plastics offers plastic engineering and plastic products design services for all of the products we […]

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Product Spotlight: Foam Board

Consider this highly versatile material for your next indoor signage or point of purchase project. ACI rigid lightweight foam with core board insulation, is a light weight extruded polystyrene core lined on both sides with a white clay coated paper. Foam Board can be: Printed Laminated Die cut It has many uses including: Signs POP displays […]

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Why You Should Consider Prototyping

Prototyping is an investment worth making, here are a few reasons to consider this for your next project: Problem Identification The biggest benefit of prototyping is that this process allows you to recognize potential problems early on. It helps you recognize what’s working and not working and sets you up for improvements. It’s also a great […]

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Advantages of Laser Cutting

There are many great benefits of using laser cutting as the process for your next plastic project. The most important and arguably the best quality of laser cutting is precision it offers. Laser cutting technology enables us to cut complex shapes without the need for tooling. The precision levels and edge quality achieved with laser […]

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CNC Routing VS 3D Printing

Okay, we hate to break it to you but there is really no winner here. Your choice depends on the material you choose to deal with, the complexity of the piece your trying to create and the budget available. 3D printing machines have come a long way and they are able to create complex shapes […]

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Point of Purchase Displays Revisited

Now, this may come as a surprise but point of purchase displays (POP displays) are still wildly successful. They first became popular back in 1953. So that raises the question, how exactly have they survived decades of changes in advertising and marketing. Well aside from the tell-tale reasons such as being at eye level and […]

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Quality Team Bonding Time

Good things happen when the ACI Plastics team gets together. This is a look back at a little holiday get together we had back in December. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2016 and re-visit our goals for the year. We encourage everyone to do the same. 2017 is going to be […]

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Plastics, the Future of Automotive?

A seating supplier is taking things to another level by incorporating plastics into their designs. In the automotive industry fuel efficiency, has always been an important topic. What this company is doing is not only going to improve the weight of vehicles which will improve fuel efficiency but it’s also going to help make small […]

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