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Molding 2017 Adds Tracks and Special Pre- and Post-Conference Events
More tracks, more speakers and more opportunities to network and learn, including a pre-conference workshop with John Bozzelli and a post-conference open house at RocTool.
Blog Published: 1/12/2017
How Many New All-Electric Machines Does It Take to Equal an Older Hydraulic Machine?
If you’re looking at energy consumption, quite a few.
Blog Published: 1/6/2017
Video: Peter Neumann's Exit Interview
After 35 years (and 12 K Shows), Engel's Dr. Peter Neumann retired on Dec. 1, handing over the family held company to the next generation—his nephew.
Blog Published: 12/19/2016
11th Hour Extension to Proposed Lockout/Tagout Rule Changes
Deadline extended from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2017 as stakeholders weigh the potential impact on injection machine maintenance and mold changes.
Blog Published: 12/15/2016
Watch This Space
The final agenda for Molding 2017 is taking shape with lots of updates on injection molding’s premier annual conference and exhibit to come.
Blog Published: 11/29/2016
The Universal Setup and the Six Key Process Variables
One setup sheet for one mold on any machine.
Blog Published: 11/21/2016
Wittmann Opens Simulated Clean-Room Demo Facility
White walls, sticky floor tape, and even a startlingly realistic manikin gowned in a “bunny suit”—all intended to simulate the look and feel of a clean room in one alcove of the U.S. headquarters plant of Wittmann Battenfeld, Inc. in Torrington, Con...
Blog Published: 11/2/2016
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.
Blog Published: 10/13/2016
Have Something to Say About Injection Molding?
Do you have knowledge that if shared could positively impact injection molding?
Blog Published: 10/10/2016
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.
Blog Published: 9/27/2016

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