For several years, Village Plastics had a reputation in its industry as a leader in the development of quality 3-D printing filament and welding rods. When it was acquired by 3D Systems Inc. in 2013, the company left the open source space, making filament for its parent company and a few other clients.
Today, as Keene Village Plastics, the company wants to re-establish its status as a market leader. Hosbach is the general manager for the Barberton, Ohio-based company, which also provides welding rods and accessories.
He explains that Village Plastics started operations in 2004 out of a storage shed, where it served customers’ needs for thermal plastic welding rods.