News/Events

Toy Drive for Toys for Tots

This year DPI collected toys to donate to Toys for Tots for the holidays. The DPI team filled up a huge box with toys to be donated, including toy cars and trucks, dolls, games and even a large teddy bear. Toys for Tots is a non-profit charity that was founded by the U.S. Marine Corps. […]

Julie Showers Retirement Party

Julie Showers, one of the original 13 employees at DPI, has retired after over 40 years with us. Starting as a press operator, she retired as our Production Manager. In April 2019, she was featured in Plastics New’s Women Breaking the Mold which showcases women pioneering the way for future women in the plastics industry. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]