Ube Machinery Inc.
5700 S State Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 US
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As Seen In Plastics Technology
Three-Pronged Growth Strategy In U.S., China & Mexico
Diversified molder pursues growth on two continents in medical, packaging, and large parts.
Molder Builds a Business From Next to Nothing
Under new ownership, Cumberland Plastics Solutions’ decision to invest when times were tough has paid big dividends.
INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Presses, Robots & Cell Automation
Everything molders need to compete in markets from automotive to medical was on display in Orlando. Besides a huge number of new machine models, there was emphasis on cell integration and automation.
INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Molding Exhibits Show Off Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations
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.
INJECTION MOLDING: Large Servo-Hydraulic Machines Debut
Servo pumps drive presses of 1000 to 2500 tons.
UBE Machinery establishes UBE de Mexico to Service the Mexican Market
Machine builder seeks to better serve growing market.
New Services for Injection Molders
At NPE2012, three firms announced new or expanded services for molders:•Milacron’s Servtek aftermarket business in Cincinnati offers a new capability for ordering spare parts online 24/7.•Ube Machinery Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., is offering three new services to help molders deal with difficult economic conditions.
Injection Molding at NPE: New Machines Showed Their Stuff In Sophisticated Molding Demos
More speed, more power, more precision, and more automated functions accomplished in and out of the mold. That’s exactly what injection machinery suppliers were offering at NPE2012.
Injection Molding at NPE: Speed, Automation & Integration Take Center Stage
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.
NPE 2009 Wrap-Up: New Machinery for Injection Molding
New injection machinery at the show ranged from all-electric units for high-speed packaging or bioplastic processing to hybrid presses ready for the cleanroom. Other units highlighted multi-component molding with LSR and thermoplastics or super-compact presses for small parts. Several new machines targeted specific applications such as caps and closures, PET preforms, LSR, or integrated long-glass compounding.
NPE News in Injection Molding
If a better machine can help your company beat challenging economic conditions, you’ll probably find it at NPE. And finding it will be easier, thanks to our editors’ efforts to sift out of some 2000 exhibits the most significant news in injection and blow molding, extrusion, compounding, and thermoforming.
Large Electric Presses Loaded with Enhancements
A new line of large all-electric machines is said to be quieter, more responsive, and more economical to operate, among other improvements.
Ube Machinery to Build Injection Presses in China
Ube Machinery Corp., Ltd. in Japan (U.S. office in Ann Arbor, Mich.) has formed a joint venture with Cosmos Machinery Ltd. in China to build large and medium-sized injection presses.
Electric, Hydraulic, or Hybrid? What's the Right Injection Press for You?
If you were buying an injection molding machine 20 years ago, you had to decide between a toggle or fully hydraulic clamp and that was pretty much it.
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Injection Molding
Advances in electric drive technology were evident in nearly every injection machine builder’s booth in Chicago.
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.
What to See at NPE 2006: Decorating, Printing and Finishing
While there is plenty of news at NPE this year in pad, screen, dry-offset, flexo, and inkjet printing, as well as laser marking, hot stamping, heat-transfer decorating, and some less familiar technologies—the real star of the show is summed up in two words: “in-mold.” Responding to excitement in automotive, appliance, and electronics industries, at least 19 companies are showing materials or equipment for in-mold film-insert decorating or labeling (IMD, IML) for injection molding and thermoforming.
New All-Electric Press Breaches 3000 Tons
All-electric machines in two new massive sizes are now available from Ube Machinery Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Headlines for the Next 50 Years
Ever wonder what it would be like to get tomorrow’s newspaper today? After reviewing the most important technical developments of the past 50 years in our October issue, we asked industry experts to help us imagine the biggest headlines in plastics from now to 2055. What we got was a mixture of predictions of what will happen and a wish list of what should happen.
In-Mold Lamination: U.S. Auto Market Is Catching Up
Although more widely used in Europe, in-mold laminating is gaining a foothold in U.S. automotive interiors. Molders can choose from a handful of different process technologies that promise labor and other cost savings.