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A Challenger Tackles Coinjection For Barrier PET Preforms
Barrier PET containers for beverages, sauces, and other sensitive products become more cost-effective through more efficient use of expensive barrier resins.
Article Published: 2/20/2015
Short-Run Specialist Chases Higher Productivity While Staying Lean
How do you automate jobs that run only a few hours? That’s only one of the questions challenging a fast-growing, short-run molder.
Article Published: 2/19/2015
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.
Article Published: 1/30/2015
Micromolding Gets Bigger at Tessy Plastics
Micro parts are a tiny but fast-growing segment of its custom molding business, with potential to expand beyond the medical sector.
Article Published: 1/28/2015
‘Passive Variotherm’ Cooling Cuts Cycle Time at Low Cost
A hot/cold molding technique lets the injected melt do the heating while water flow is paused.
Article Published: 1/27/2015
Know Your Options in Injection Machine Nozzles
Improvements in nozzle design in recent years overcome some of the limitations of previous filter, mixing, and shut-off nozzles.
Article Published: 1/27/2015
Robot End-of-Arm Tooling: A Small Way to Make a Big Difference
Often overlooked as a small part of an automation system, clever end-of-arm tooling techniques and designs can improve part quality, heighten efficiency, and eliminate headaches for any molder.
Article Published: 1/27/2015
Molder’s Mantra: Go Lean, Stay Green
All-electric presses combined with home-built technologies and energy-efficient initiatives at PMT.
Article Published: 1/27/2015
Plastic Injection Molding Starts with the Pellet
This is the first article in a new series that will examine the injection molding process by breaking down the path a plastic pellet takes as it is transformed from Pellet 2 Part. It covers what every moldmaker should know about raw materials, inclu...
Article Published: 1/1/2015
News in Hot Runners & Tooling At Fakuma 2014
Novelties included variable-pitch manifolds, mold servo controls, 3D printed plastic mold inserts, and flexible/formable cooling channels.
Article Published: 12/29/2014

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