MINNEAPOLIS – Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), a custom plastic-injection molder and digital manufacturer of high-precision components, has earned its certification as a Carbon Production Network (CPN) partner. Carbons proprietary Digital Light Synthesis” (DLS) technology gives DPI the ability to offer customers production-quality end-use parts without the added time and cost of tooling. The Carbon certification process included an online academy and hands-on advanced training. As one of the first plastic injection molding companies to become a certified Carbon Production Partner, DPI is one of only 14 certified partners in the United States and one of 20 worldwide.
 
During training, DPIs additive manufacturing team learned how to identify applications that are ideal for Carbons unique DLS technology. Carbons education group is continuously updating their training programs so that production partners always have the most up-to-date information and resources. Carbon production engineers also provide ongoing training and work with certified partners on site as needed.
 
Its important that our certified CPN partners have a comprehensive knowledge base. Certified partners have our full trust that they can produce quality parts, says Dana McCallum, head of production partners for Carbon. Diversified Plastics is the gold standard of certified partners. We have been very impressed by how engaged their entire team has been throughout the training process.
 
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DPI started training with the 150-module online Carbon academy in October 2018. Initial hands-on training was conducted at Carbons headquarters in Redwood City, Calif. When DPIs three Carbon printers, two washing stations and oven were installed in December, Jon Danckwerth, Carbons production partner program manager, led training at DPis facility. DPIs core additive manufacturing team that received training included Adam Davis, additive manufacturing engineer; Gelaye Disasa, process engineer; Alexander Cromett, technical support engineer; Mike Bartell, tooling design and engineering manager; Ray Schenk, senior sales engineer; and Mark Gremmels, director of operations. Additional training has been completed by DPis quality and sales team.
 
An important thing we learned is how much design and engineering goes into the front end, says Davis. During the training, we printed a variety of parts with different geometries, each from a different resin. When completed, the parts are submitted to a panel at Carbon for review.
 
Carbons DLS technology manufactures non-porous parts, comparable to thermoplastic injection molding, using a wide selection of engineering-grade materials customized for mechanical properties, surface finish and stability. The list of parts that can be manufactured with Carbon is continuing to grow.
 
Digital manufacturing is backed by DPIs in-house design for manufacturing assistance, inspection, injection molding, cleanroom assembly and packaging expertise. Carbon allows many parts, including some previously unmanufacturable, to be produced economically. Precision components are manufactured without the time or expense of creating molds. 
 
Contact Diversified Plastics, Inc. to learn if Carbon is right for your end-use part, visit www.divplast.com/carbon, call +1 763.424.2525
 
The Carbon Production Network is an elite ecosystem of industry-leading design firms and contract manufacturers that have implemented Carbons technology and demonstrated advanced capabilities in additive manufacturing, design, production, machining and injection molding. The network offers a true partnership model, providing hands-on  advanced training and certification, production engineering, marketing and sales to help ensure its partners continued success.
 
About Diversified Plastics, Inc.
 
Employee-owned Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI) is a custom plastic-injection molder and digital manufacturer of high-precision, close-tolerance parts and components for medical device, filtration, aerospace and a variety of other industrial markets. Founded in 1977, the company is a full-service contract manufacturer providing design for manufacturing assistance, additive manufacturing, mold construction and intricate molding as well as cleanroom assembly. In 2018, DPI purchased Pacific Plastics Injection Molding in Vista, Calif. DPI is ISO 9001:2015 and 13485:2003 certified, FDA registered, ITAR certified and UL registered.
 
About Carbon
 
Carbons mission is to reinvent how polymer products are designed, engineered, manufactured and delivered, towards a digital and sustainable future. Based in Silicon Valley, Carbon brings together innovations in software, hardware and molecular science to deliver industry-leading digital manufacturing solutions. With Carbons ground-breaking Digital Light Synthesis” technology and broad family of programmable liquid resins, manufacturers can unlock new business opportunities such as mass customization, on-demand inventory and previously impossible product designs. The Carbon Platform allows customers to build uniquely differentiated products while reducing waste and speeding time to market.
 
To learn more, visit www.Carbon3d.com, like the Carbon Facebook page, or follow Carbon on Instagram and Twitter at @Carbon.

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