Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 07/15/16

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Extreme Molding Molds Just About Everything

“Tucked away inside the gates of the Watervliet Arsenal, for the last 14 years Extreme Molding has been doing just as its name suggests. ‘We’re well known in the infant care market, and we’ve recently been expanding to the pet care market, because people treat their pets like they treat their babies,’ said Extreme Molding Co-Owner Lynn Momrow-Zielinski. From pacifiers, bottles, dog collars, even a custom cell phone sling, Extreme Molding makes about anything you can imagine.”
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Once Again Nut Butter grows operations, adds jobs

“The smell is faint. The peanut butter creamy. Its journey through a maze of shiny stainless steel pipes and pumps is accompanied by a chorus of clicks and hisses — even sirens. Out it comes, pressed into 35-pound buckets. Those buckets will be packaged and sent to retailers throughout western New York and the country, including Lori’s Natural Foods and Whole Foods.”
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3-D printing comes center stage at RIT

“3-D printing has become part of the high-tech vocabulary. And for good reason. The technology is increasingly finding its place in manufacturing — with the shape of the product left to the imagination of the designer. Rochester Institute of Technology engineering professor Denis Cormier hopes that the recently established AMPrint Center that he directs at RIT will help put Rochester on the map as a leader in 3-D innovation.”
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AngioDynamics new CEO looks to growth opportunities after 2016 loss

“AngioDynamics reported a loss of $44.5 million for fiscal year 2016, after several months of leadership transitions. The medical device maker had sales of $353.7 million in fiscal year 2016, compared to $357 million in 2015. That loss comes despite a strong fourth quarter where net sales were $93.4 million compared with $90.9 million a year ago.”
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This Robotics Tool Company has New Products and a Plan to Grow Beyond the Auto Industry

“Applied Robotics started offering a new product line to appeal to industries beyond auto manufacturing.”
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Curbell Plastics buys San Diego-based company

“Curbell Plastics has purchased a San Diego-based plastic fabrication shop that will complement its West Coast offerings. M&M Plastics will become a division of Orchard Park-based Curbell, offering full manufacturing capabilities from prototyping to high-volume production, according to a Curbell news release.”
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Photonics Company of the Week: Vincent Associates

“Rochester is covered in small and mid-sized optics companies that focus on photonics. Each week, the Democrat and Chronicle will highlight one of the companies.”
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