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Published: 1/20/2016

MES Helps Molder Tackle Plant Efficiency
New central computer system dramatically improved operating efficiencies and slashed costs for a molder of tackle boxes and other types of cases.

Published: 12/23/2015

Adaptive Injection Control Aids IML Molding
Getting back on cycle after frequent interruptions for mold cleaning.

Published: 11/23/2015

Priamus Joins Stable of Hot-Runner Suppliers
Three hot-runner makers and a controls supplier come under the same umbrella.

Published: 11/22/2015

Highlights of Fakuma 2015
A selection of the hottest news and molding trends at this “little brother” to the K Show.

Published: 9/25/2015

New Sensor Technology Monitors State of the Melt During Molding
Detect ‘true’ melt temperature, viscosity variations, melt density, and much more, throughout the molding cycle.

Published: 2/24/2015

AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Energy Efficiency
These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’

Published: 2/23/2015

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.

Published: 1/30/2015

Detect When Equipment Needs Maintenance—Before It’s Too Late
New technology to debut next month at NPE warns when preventive maintenance is needed, before equipment failure disrupts production.

Published: 9/23/2014

Hexagon Buys Vero Software
Vero is known for its Visi software suite, which includes integrated mold analysis.

Published: 2/25/2014

Switch Over To Consistent Quality
A new process-control method picks up variations in melt quality and viscosity during the injection phase and equalizes them within the same shot.