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Austrian firms bring their apprenticeship model to China

Walk out on the floor at the Shanghai factory of Austrian machinery maker Engel Holding GmbH and toward the back of the plant, you'll find a group of industrious young adults, all under 20 years old, learning the ropes.
They're part of an unusual program in the plastics industry to bring intensive European-style apprentice training to China. The program, Austrian Apprenticeship Shanghai, is in its fourth year and this year graduated its first class.


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Plastics apprenticeships offer fresh path to China's students

For the young apprentices in an Austrian-led plastics training program in Shanghai, starting work at age 15 in a foreign-owned company can be a chance to follow a different path than their peers.


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Taiwan exec donates $1 million to UMass Lowell 3D printing lab

The president of a small, high-end Taiwanese injection molder has donated $1 million to his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, for a 3D printing and rapid prototyping lab.


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Fuling sets the table with new China factory

Nasdaq-listed Chinese plastic tableware maker Fuling Global Inc. has opened a new factory in China, its fourth there, as part of a plan to double its production capacity within three years.


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Experts tout benefits of Industry 4.0 at Antec

IBM's expert on the Internet of Things says cognitive computing, using sensors and controllers, can give factory technicians accurate predictions of coming problems by giving them probabilities of what could go wrong.


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Shanghai Kawaguchi and Yizumi in court over failed agreement

Shanghai Kawaguchi Machinery Co. Ltd. and Chinese injection molding equipment maker Yizumi Precision Machinery Ltd. are in a legal battle in a Chinese court over the breakdown of a 2016 agreement for Yizumi to buy a majority stake in Shanghai Kawaguchi.


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U.S. molder sees Baxter robots as way to compete against China

A small custom injection molding factory in the United States says its use of Baxter collaborative robots helps it stay competitive against China.


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In China, KraussMaffei pushes open the door

Guangzhou, China -- China National Chemical Corp.'s acquisition of Germany's KraussMaffei Group last year will open up business prospects with China's huge state-owned enterprises, said Xiaojun Cui, CEO of KraussMaffei Group China.


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China's Mehow builds medical molding plant in Malaysia

Guangzhou, China -- Chinese medical injection molder Mehow Innovation Ltd. is investing more than $20 million in a new facility in Malaysia, its first outside China, as it responds to global customers who want it to diversify outside its home country.


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Plastic Omnium expects to double revenue in China by 2021

French automotive components molder Plastic Omnium expects to double its revenue in China to 9.66 billion yuan (1.3 billion euros) by 2021, supported by a new research and development center and test lab in Wuhan.


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