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At the K 2016 fair in Dusseldorf next month, Ewikon (U.S. office in Rockford, Ill.) will show off one of its highlights of Fakuma 2015, its new “micro-manifold” (shown here) for high-cavitation medical and closure applications (see Jan. ’16 Close Up). The standard main manifold is on one level; each of its drops feeds a balanced micro-manifold on a second level with four screwed-in, heat-conductive tip inserts, each having a flow-channel diameter of 3 mm and a melt seal at the gate.
Hot-runner nozzles, manifolds, and controls, as well as other mold components and a new tooling concept made their debut in Friedrichshafen.
More uniform and lower pressure makes a thinner, better part.
Italian hot-runner firm establishes first North American production, focused on automotive.
There’s no letup in development of sophisticated hot-runner nozzles and controls. Here’s news in these and other tooling products at the show.
Novelties included variable-pitch manifolds, mold servo controls, 3D printed plastic mold inserts, and flexible/formable cooling channels.
Michigan plant to open in early 2015.
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.
Tooling innovations at NPE focused primarily on multi-cavity closure and medical applications, though there was also a substantial emphasis on large automotive and appliance parts.
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.