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PPA Adds Four to Membership Roster
PPA is a non-profit organization with a roster of more than 160 members, all of whom have at least 20 years of experience in plastics.
Copolyamide Promotes Bonding of Metal to Plastic In Hybrid Overmolding Process
Adhesive coating enables one-step in-mold forming and overmolding of sheet metal.
News in LSR Molding at K 2016
Two-color molding with one injection barrel and pumping system.
Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.
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.
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.
Trexel Establishing Global Network For MuCell Engineering Support
Taking a more direct role in part, tool, and process design for specific applications.
Special Molding Setup for Materials Test Labs
Injection press integrated with twin-screw compounder to produce test samples.
Left & Right Door Panels from One Machine, One Mold, Twin Robots
Two robots one one beam are controlled through the injection machine.
New Injection Machine Safety Standards in Michigan Could Have National Consequences
New rules from MIOSHA could require complete machine shutdown--even of barrel heaters--during mold changes.