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Diversified Plastics, Inc. Annual Blood Drive

This Friday, November 8th, Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI) will be hosting a blood drive through Memorial Blood Centers. There is a blood shortage here in the Twin Cities and you can help out! Please register using the link at the bottom of this page. The University of Minnesota is also promoting donations and DPI has Read more…

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. Celebrates Halloween

It’s that time of year again, Halloween! We wait patiently all year to see what brilliant costumes will be worn around the company, and this year was a success. From a popular board game, a Disney icon and even President Trump graced us with his presence. Think you can top these? Check out our job Read more…

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. Holds Pumpkin Decorating

Last week DPI hosted an employee pumpkin decorating contest. Each department worked together to submit a pumpkin for the company pumpkin decorating contest. The teams were supplied with two cotton eyes, two jewels, a necklace and white paint. In addition to the supplies provided, each team was free to use any extra supplies they wanted. Read more…

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. Holds Last Employee Pot Luck of the Year

Last week DPI held a potluck and BBQ to enjoy a beautiful fall day. Participation was encouraged throughout the company and attendance was high. Employees contributed many dishes including, gyros, buffalo chicken dip, tequilaberry salad and monster eyes (marshmallows and chocolate chips). Events like this potluck are one of the many benefits of working at Read more…

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Carbon Introduces RPU 130, its Latest Innovation in Advanced Materials

Article by Carbon Next week at the International K Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, digital manufacturing company Carbon will debut its latest innovation in materials, a new resin called RPU 130. With an unprecedented combination of properties, RPU 130 fills the need for a tough, rigid, and high temperature additive manufacturing material suitable for rigorous applications Read more…

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Accelerating the design cycle for a life-saving intraosseous device

Case Study by Carbon Designing medical products is typically a time consuming and expensive process. Challenged with rapidly designing a manual intraosseous infusion device for the developing world, San Francisco-based design firm LUNAR leveraged Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis™ technology. With support from Carbon, the firm eliminated conventional molding and production to dramatically reduce development time Read more…

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. Doubles Company Goal at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

This Saturday 10 employees from Diversified Plastics, Inc. met at Target Field for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. DPI was represented in a crowd of over 6,200 volunteers and one of 717 teams raising money for those suffering with Alzheimer’s as well as their caretakers. DPI set out with a goal of $500 and ended Read more…

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How Specialized Transformed the Bike Saddle

How Specialized Transformed the Bike Saddle Case Study by Carbon When Specialized reached the limits of product innovation with existing design, engineering, and manufacturing methods, they turned to the Carbon Platform to create and produce a new type of bike seat. See how Specialized accelerated product innovation, created customer delight, and fundamentally transformed their business. Download the Case Read more…

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Picasso, Manufacturing From a Different Perspective

Diversified Plastics, Inc (DPI) has expanded its additive manufacturing production by activating their second Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS) machine, Picasso. Aptly named after an 20th century artist known for his style of surrealism and expressionism. One of Picasso’s quotes, most relevant to digital manufacturing is: “Everything you can imagine is real”. With the power Read more…

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. and Pacific Plastics Injection Molding synergies benefit customers and employees

Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI) and Pacific Plastics Injection Molding (PPIM) have advanced their resources through collaboration and shared capabilities. As a result of efforts since DPI acquired PPIM at the end of 2018, customers and employees have benefited from the synergies between the two businesses. Customers benefit from added capabilities and PPIM employees are looking Read more…

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