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INJECTION MOLDING: Hot-Runner Enhancements Ease Processing & Maintenance
New nozzle tip, insulating blocks, and bushing to prevent thread seizing.
Hot Runners & 3D-Printed Molds Headlined at K Show
Automotive was a key focus for hot-runner developments. 3D-printed plastic prototype tools were another highlight.
Beefier All-Electric Machines With Enhanced Control Features
Presses designed to dismiss the perception that all-electrics can’t handle larger, heavier molds.
Shiny New Hot-Runner Plant Is High Tech Showplace
HRSflow employs automation, sophisticated software tools in its first North American production plant.
HRSflow Plans U.S. Hot-Runner Production
Michigan plant to open in early 2015.
HRSflow to Start U.S. Hot-Runner Production
Italian firm to manufacture in North America for the first time.
News in Hot Runners & Tooling at K 2013
Molds that break speed records for specific applications; hot runners for medical, packaging, and automotive parts; temperature and valve-gate controllers; and standardized mold components constitute a large grab-bag of news in the tooling category for injection molding at the Dusseldorf show.
Injection Molding at NPE 2003
Show goers will see an electric injection machine in nearly every press maker’s booth this year, and electric/hydraulic hybrids in several.
Hot-Runner Mold Inserts Offer Cooling Enhancement
Improved cavity filling and cooling are the aims of a new line of inserts for hot runners that are made by “selected laser melting” (SLM) of H-13 steel powders.
Hot-Runner News at K 2007
While a number of exhibitors at the “K” show in Dusseldorf are keeping their new entries under wraps until showtime later this month, some suppliers have released a few details on their new hot-runner components and controls.D-M-E will introduce the Bacchus hot-runner system for crates and packaging.
Control All Aspects of Hot-Runner Operation
A new multifunctional hot-runner controller is available from HRS Hot Runner System NA Inc., Windsor, Ont.
Hot-Runner Nozzles Have Spare Heater and T-couple
A new line of screw-in hot-runner nozzles has two heaters and two thermocouples to ensure continuity of production in case one element fails.
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Hot Shots: New Nozzles and Controls Add Sizzle to Runnerless Molding
Electrically driven valve pins, a low-cost alternative to valve-gating, mold-mounted temperature controllers, and new components for fast color changes are some of a host of new components and systems unveiled at the giant NPE 2006 show in Chicago this past June. (Some brand-new introductions since the show are also included in this report.) The news includes runnerless products aimed at everything from micromolding to shot weights up to 17.4 lb.
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Testing and QC--New Lab Instruments Stress Affordability and Convenience
Thermal and mechanical testers, color and appearance sensors, vision inspection devices and CMMs—the NPE had them all in more compact, economical, and easy-to-use models.
What to See at NPE 2006: Injection Molding
Energy-saving all-electric machines will continue to be a big draw at NPE, where new designs or upgraded models will be found in virtually every press maker’s booth.
Auto Glazing: Window of Opportunity for Molders
This emerging market promises to be big but challenging. Polycarbonate car windows require specialized machinery, high-end processing capability, premium polymers, advanced coating technologies, and innovative mold and runner designs.
Nozzle Evacuates Gases in Two-Shot Operations
Vacuum-assisted hot-runner nozzles that eliminate air or gases during two-shot overmolding are new from HRS Flow Hot Runner Systems NA Inc., Windsor, Ont.
NPE 2003 News Wrap-Up: Hot Runners
From complete hot halves to individual nozzles, a host of new products promise smaller gate vestiges, less maintenance, better temperature control, and lower cost.