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Published: 2/27/2017

Three-Pronged Growth Strategy In U.S., China & Mexico
Diversified molder pursues growth on two continents in medical, packaging, and large parts.

Published: 2/27/2017

15 Things to Know About Servo-Driven Injection Machines
Drive technology for injection molding machines has been continuously evolving, and servo motors have become widely used in a variety of roles. Here’s what molders need to know about today’s servo drives in terms of cost, performance, maintenance, a...

Published: 2/20/2017

All-Electric, Tabletop Injection Machine Designed for Simplicity, Low Price
Designed for in-house molding, now for sale to other molders.

Published: 2/14/2017

New Event Serves Burgeoning Injection Molding Industry in Mexico
Plastics Technology México will launch a new two-day conference and exhibit this September in Querétaro focused on injection molding.

Published: 1/27/2017

Energy Consumption Made Visible
Molder adds system that allows it to track energy usage in nearly real time and is now using less power, despite increased production.

Published: 12/28/2016

K 2016 Injection Molding: Rapid Pace of Development of New Machines & Controls
Servo drives dominate. Other trends include multitouch screens, adding materials data to process controls, and Industry 4.0 connectivity.

Published: 12/27/2016

Precision Molding Without a QC Department?
At Prism Plastics, quality is baked into every step of the process. The result: 1 billion parts per year with a defect rate less than 1 ppm.

Published: 11/13/2016

New Injection Machine Safety Standards in Michigan Could Have National Consequences
In a bid to have the state’s safety guidelines better reflect the national standard, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has adopted new machine safety guidelines that have sparked more questions than answers for mold...

Published: 9/28/2016

Two-Stage Injection Meets Molder’s Need for High Precision
Fixed screw and plunger with no check ring hold tolerances of millionths of an inch.

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...