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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.
Blog Published: 9/27/2016
Smart Tool, Electric Tool
The old gray mold ain’t what she used to be. Or won’t be for long, if recent trends hold up.
Blog Published: 9/20/2016
Slideshow: Taipei Plas 2016
Taipei Plas, Taiwan's biennial plastics showcase, packs a high-quality show into a relatively small size, much like its equipment sector, which remains an export powerhouse.
Blog Published: 8/31/2016
Optimizing Your Molding Cycle
It is possible for machines to run too fast—find the sweet spot where maximum output overlaps with good parts.
Blog Published: 8/3/2016
The 5 M’s of Molding—Part 5: Method
Once a molding problem has been identified, use “method” to determine whether the issue is with Man, Mold, Machine or Material.
Blog Published: 6/27/2016
The 5 M’s of Molding—Part 4: Machine
Match your mold and material to the press to assure that your process control is not limited by poorly functioning machinery.
Blog Published: 6/14/2016
The 5 M’s of Molding—Part 3: Material
You’ve accounted for variability in two other “Ms”—mold and man—but materials in their lot-to-lot differences and handling challenges pose a distinct threat to repeatability.
Blog Published: 6/7/2016
Make Your Machine Time Count
At the end of the day, injection molders are ultimately only selling one thing: machine time.
Blog Published: 1/20/2016
Emerging Technologies in the Spotlight
Smart packaging, additive manufacturing, Industry 4.0, completely reimagining the injection molding machine—those are just some of the topics to be tackled in the Emerging Technologies session at Molding 2016.
Blog Published: 1/13/2016
Happy Birthday to the Reciprocating Screw!
2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the patenting of the reciprocating screw injection molding machine, and there are some who argue little has changed in the technology in the intervening six decades.
Blog Published: 1/5/2016

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