Please visit: Elmet North America, Inc.
ELMET North/South America
4103 Grand Oak Dr.
Lansing, MI 48911 US
Adapting injection molding to the concept of Industry 4.0 is gaining momentum. At this show you’ll see that the interconnected, integrated “factory of the future” is almost here.
Very exact volumetric dosing within 0.02%.
If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force.
Here’s just a taste of the innovations on display, a selection of the top headlines not covered in our September show preview.
Shin-Etsu facility houses two molds, Arburg press, Elmet dosing system.
Next month’s mammoth triennial plastics show in Düsseldorf, Germany, challenges injection molding machine builders to demonstrate technological leadership in addressing the needs of the marketplace.
Hot buttons at the show will be multi-component molding, in-mold labeling/decorating (IML/IMD), in-mold assembly, medical molding, liquid silicone rubber (LSR), micro-molding, and high-speed packaging.
Produces LSR injection molds and dosing systems.
Two European suppliers of liquid silicone rubber metering systems have come out with new versions in the past year.
It’s an unusual business model: “We take existing products or manufacturing processes and try to make them better.
Liquid silicone rubber is breaking out of its niche into a broader array of applications, helped by new developments in materials, machinery, and processing. Larger parts, micro-parts, foams, and multi-color or multi-material combinations are key areas of innovation.
More productivity with less energy consumption and capital investment; more operations in the machine or manufacturing cell with less time, labor, energy, and capital—these were the common themes of injection molding exhibits at October’s K 2013 show.