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What’s Brewing in Technology to Make Coffee Pods
With more than 9 billion of them sold last year alone, the prospect of selling high-output production systems to make single-serve coffee pods must be enough to make a machine builder’s mouth water.
Blog Published: 8/23/2016
Taiwan’s Plastics Machinery Industry to China: It's Not You, It's Me
Despite being separated geographically by only the Taiwan Strait, which at its narrowest point is just 100 miles wide, economically, Taiwan and China are growing further and further apart.
Blog Published: 8/18/2016
Optimizing Your Molding Cycle
It is possible for machines to run too fast—find the sweet spot where maximum output overlaps with good parts.
Blog Published: 8/3/2016
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

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