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Engel’s Liquid-Metal Technology Could Be a Hit
A technology leader in plastics, the Austrian firm’s collaboration with innovative metal molding firm Liquidmetal is drawing “overwhelming interest.”
Blog Published: 7/14/2016
China’s Appetite for Advanced Molding Technology
Do automation and advanced molding technologies still offer U.S. molders safe harbor against low-cost competition?
Blog Published: 7/13/2016
APR: Plastic Cans With Metal Lids Contaminate Recycling
Recycling association says new container design can lead to significant issues in the plastics recycling stream.
Blog Published: 7/6/2016
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
North American Plastics Machinery Shipments On the Rise in the First Quarter
Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the first quarter were up 13.5% from the year-ago quarter.
Blog Published: 6/16/2016
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
The Five “Ms” of Molding—Part II: The Mold
A bad mold can cripple a process; learn what areas should be considered as a tool is evaluated and reviewed.
Blog Published: 6/1/2016
The 5 M’s of Molding—Part I: Man (labor)
There are many areas in which personnel affect consistency and repeatability within a plastics operation.
Blog Published: 5/24/2016
LSR Developments in LEDs for Automotive and Street Lighting
LSR’s resistance to UV light and high temperatures allow direct contact to LED, while low injection pressure allows overmolding of sensitive parts.
Blog Published: 5/16/2016

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