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For Better Warpage Simulation, Consider the Whole Molding Process
Which way will it warp, and how much? To get an accurate prediction, you have to look at the whole mold and the whole process, over several cycles.
Article Published: 2/22/2015
Why Five-Axis Cartesian Robots Are a Hit with Molders
Five-axis linear robots are proving to be a cost-effective alternative to six-axis articulated robots in many applications.
Article Published: 2/20/2015
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

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