Horse tennis shoes to astronaut face shields… Pacific Plastics has made it all

Pacific Plastics has quietly produced products ranging from components used in life-saving ventilators to soft drink holders for stadium seats — and everything in between — from right here in Vista.

The fast-growing company recently expanded its manufacturing site at 1333 Keystone Way to 46,000 square feet. Pacific Plastics, which is a division of Minneapolis-based Diversified plastics, now looks to specialized 3D printing to enhance its core injection molding capability that forms hot plastic into everyday consumer and industrial products.

The company will host Manufacturing the Impossible, a sneak peek into the future of new manufacturing techniques during a July 28 open house from 2-6 p.m. The event includes a keynote presentation by Jason Lopes, consulting engineer with Carbon 3D which developed new 3D printing technologies now widely used to make props for blockbuster movie franchises like Terminator, Thor, Iron Man and others.

Pacific Plastics also is a key supplier to medical product manufacturers — never closing its doors to meet the overwhelming demand for ventilators and other products during the pandemic.

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