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AGS Technology…Zero Point Zero

In the movie Animal House, Dean Wormer meets with the boys of Delta Tau Chi to review their grade performance.  Within this classic scene Dean Wormer looks at John Belushi's character and declares in exasperated anger, "Mr. Blutarsky...zero point zero".  Ever...

AGS Technology Releases Updated Tooling Standard (8/15/12)

As described in an earlier blog, AGS Technology has its own tool standard that specifies mold build requirements for new tools. The AGS Tool Standard is a living document that captures good tooling practices and “lessons learned” for parts made from virgin or recycled...

AGS Technology Supports Growth with Added Warehouse Space

AGS Technology has expanded its warehouse space to support its growth as a result of several new molding and assembly programs.  The warehouse is conveniently located next door to the AGS Raw Material and Technology facility at 1802 Brummel Drive in Elk Grove VIllage,...

Natural vs. Black Non-Appearance Plastic Parts

Over the last sixteen years the majority of non-appearance, functional plastic parts that AGS has run across are black in color.  This still leaves a significant number of these types of parts being molded in virgin, natural plastic.  This begs the question, why are...

Recycled Plastic Material Substitution Solutions

The benefits of virgin plastic replacing metal has been marketed and well documented by major resin companies over the years. These include greater part complexity, parts consolidation, weight reduction, electrical insulation, and chemical/corrosion resistance among...

Approaching the Tipping Point

Happy New Year! In 2009 and 2010, automotive OEM's and their supply base drastically restructured their businesses in order to make money at an annual sales rate of 10.0 to 12.0 million vehicles. As we close the book on 2010, the news from the automotive industry...

AGS Injectoblend Automotive Approvals

Recycled plastics have traditionally faced an uphill battle when it comes to acceptance in the durable goods market. Why is this the case for plastics and not so for recycled steel, aluminum, and other metals? When an engineer specifies a particular metal on a print I...