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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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Arkema Invests in 3D Specialist Carbon

Article by Plastics News French materials supplier Arkema had made a $20 million strategic investment in Silicon Valley startup Carbon to advance the company’s digital lighting synthesis technology for 3D printing.  Read More Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI) is a Carbon Production Network Partner. Click here to learn more about DPI’s Acceleration Station services, including Carbon additive Read more…

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Production of Single-Cell Genomic Analysis System Components at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)

Article by Carbon Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is successfully producing parts based on Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis™ technology, including a hemocytometer adapter for the BD Rhapsody™ single-cell genomic analysis system. This component would have been impractical and expensive to injection mold, making it an ideal candidate for Digital Light Synthesis™. By partnering with Carbon, Read more…

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The Managerial Strategy

Article in Summer 2019 Enterprise Minnesota Kevin Hogan uses sharp strategic focus to help transform Diversified Plastics from a loose ‘entrepreneurial’ operation to a well-honed operation. Kevin Hogan arrived at the Brooklyn Park headquarters of Diversified Plastics in July 2017 prepared to take the reins of the company from owner Jim Dow, who was retiring. It seemed like an ideal Read more…

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Celebration of a Job Well Done: Retirement Party

Retirement Party for Mary Scharber and Paul Donais. This spring DPI’s employees celebrated the retirement of two of it’s team members, Mary Scharber and Paul Donais. Part of the original “baker’s dozen” (first 13 employees), Mary and Paul started and ended their careers at about the same time. Paul was one of DPI’s talented shift Read more…

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Julie Showers Featured in Plastics News, Women Breaking the Mold

DPI’s Julie Showers was recently featured in Women Breaking the Mold in Plastics News. She began her career in the plastics industry as a press operator in 1977. Showers was one of DPI’s first employees. Today, she is the production manager at the company. Her duties include scheduling for the shop floor and just-in-time orders.  Read more…

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