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Published: 4/19/2017

China Is Fast Becoming a High-Tech Competitor
As its labor-cost advantage erodes, China’s manufacturing sector bolsters its high technology status.

Published: 10/13/2016

More than a Buzzword, ‘Predictive Maintenance’ Is Key to Optimum Machine Utilization
I wrote here recently that this month’s K 2016 show in Dusseldorf (where I and the whole staff of Plastics Technology are headed next week) is evidence that the wave of “Industry 4.0” activity is building toward a crest.

Published: 9/27/2016

Is It Time For Injection Molding Machine Makers to Standardize Controls?
If you looked at four machines from four different suppliers, you’ll find four different sets of icons and terminologies, all in different layouts.

Published: 11/10/2015

Save the Date: Molding 2016, March 29-31
Industry’s preeminent technical conference on injection molding will have broader appeal next year.

Published: 10/7/2015

Don't Be Left Out: Register for Extrusion Conference 2015
  The thing with most successful companies is that they get involved.  This is no different among plastics processors.

Published: 8/27/2015

Are You A Film or Sheet Processor? There’s Plenty to Learn at the Extrusion 2015 Conference
  Have you checked out Plastics Technology’s upcoming Extrusion 2015 Conference?

Published: 5/12/2015

Industry Veteran Reflects on the History of Controls
  This year marks the 50th anniversary of Eurotherm, a global leader in controls systems for plastics processors of all kinds.

Published: 5/12/2015

Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better
Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.

Published: 5/19/2014

Conference Presents Machinery Systems for Thermoplastic Composites in Automotive
Three suppliers of injection machines and one of in-mold sensors will present the latest technology for injection overmolding of composites.

Published: 1/6/2014

Bosch Rexroth Takes ‘Tech Tips’ to Social Media
Do engineers in plastics and other manufacturing sites use social media for business? Bosch Rexroth thinks so.