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Published: 8/31/2017

Injection Molding: How Repeatable is Repeatability?
Process repeatability is not a constant, but varies over time in response to a number of variables. That variation is not captured by a snapshot in time—measuring a discrete sample of parts. And the only way to manage that variation is with pr...

Published: 6/20/2017

Engel Bundles Its MES Expertise Into T.I.G.
T.I.G. now handles Engel's plantwide monitoring solution.

Published: 4/25/2017

High-Tech Blow Molding At Agri-Industrial Plastics
This family-owned custom molder stands out in its use of advanced computer and automation tools to claim a niche in large, complex, and multi-layer parts.

Published: 4/24/2017

IoT Strategy Cuts Human Error at Teel
Controlling up to 20 parameters from a single web interface has slashed setup time and increased output at a leading profile processor.

Published: 3/27/2017

Machinery Vet Petrakis to Lead Plastics Industry Association Equipment Council
Equipment council described as 'at the core' of the industry.

Published: 3/24/2017

Barnes Group to Acquire Gammaflux
Hot-runner controls supplier joins a stable of prominent names in hot-runner, controls, and tooling.

Published: 12/18/2016

Auxiliary Equipment Suppliers Take Partners to Boost Extrusion Offerings
Maguire and Moretto acquire extrusion equipment and controls.

Published: 10/11/2016

Another OEM Sees Predictive Maintenance As Key to Optimum Equipment Utilization
Wittmann Battenfeld's new Condition Monitoring System debuted at K 2016.

Published: 9/27/2016

A Molder’s Plea: Let’s Standardize Controllers
P,R,N,D is a standard for any automatic-transmission vehicle, regardless of who makes it. It isn’t so simple when it comes to injection molding machines. From manufacturer to manufacturer you will see little to no continuity in controller layout, ic...

Published: 9/22/2016

Milacron’s Industry 4.0 Initiative on Display at K 2016
Transforming the mold from a "dumb" component to an active element of the Smart Cell in the Smart Factory.