M.R. Mold & Engineering Co., Brea, Calif., has introduced a larger model of its “stuffer box” for prototyping, mold tryout, micromolding, and short runs of liquid silicone rubber (LSR). It’s designed to allow processing small amounts of material without waste. The user hand-mixes the LSR A and B components and loads the premix into the pneumatic stuffer, which screws onto the barrel. The original model has a 1-lb capacity; the new version holds 3 lb.
Editor PickIf Two Arms Are Better Than One, Are Four Better Than Two?
Robots with two main arms have proven useful in applications ranging from stack molds to IML to insert molding and performing a variety of post-mold operations. The concept has evolved to the point that a single robot chassis can have two kick assemblies with one or two arms apiece.