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Be a Part of PTXPO's
​Injection Molded Parts Competition! 

At PTXPO 2025, the Plastics Technology editorial team is excited to offer an injection molding parts competition, Hot Shots 2025.

​Using a “People’s Choice” model, all PTXPO 2025 attendees will be eligible to cast a ballot. One winner will be chosen for Technical Sophistication and one for Achievement in Molding Efficiency and/or Economics.

View the Hot Shots 2023 Winners!

Questions?

Contact Jacquie Webb, jwebb@gardnerweb.com.

Submissions for 2023 will be available soon.

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Parts will be judged on the following criteria:

1. Technical Sophistication

  • Use of new technology in molding, molding materials, or tooling

  • Overcoming challenges in molding—e.g, owing to the material, complexity of part or tool design, and/or very tight tolerances​

 

2. Achievement in Molding Efficiency and/or Economics 

  • Parts consolidation

  • Thin-walling

  • Overall part-weight reduction

  • Reduction/elimination of secondary operations​

  • Savings in machine or tool cost

  • Improved quality/reduced rejects

  • Increased productivity/reduced cycle time

  • Use of recycled materials​

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Specifications:

Any type of injection molded plastic part that fits within an ​8  ft x 3 ft x 7 ft high space is eligible. It is understood that confidentiality agreements may limit some of the information you can provide, but submissions with insufficient information may not be accepted. 

Shipping or transporting parts to the PTXPO is the responsibility of the submitter. Do NOT send parts to Plastics Technology magazine or Gardner Business Media. ​

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