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Finagling the Flow: Making Viscosity Work For You In Molding
Viscosity represents a broad concept with huge effects on any efforts to standardize an injection molding process. It is also one of the most important weapons in a molder’s arsenal for making process changes.
Blog Published: 11/30/2016
Watch This Space
The final agenda for Molding 2017 is taking shape with lots of updates on injection molding’s premier annual conference and exhibit to come.
Blog Published: 11/29/2016
The Universal Setup and the Six Key Process Variables
One setup sheet for one mold on any machine.
Blog Published: 11/21/2016
Wittmann Opens Simulated Clean-Room Demo Facility
White walls, sticky floor tape, and even a startlingly realistic manikin gowned in a “bunny suit”—all intended to simulate the look and feel of a clean room in one alcove of the U.S. headquarters plant of Wittmann Battenfeld, Inc. in Torrington, Con...
Blog Published: 11/2/2016
Kurz, Engel and Lanxess Team for Decorated, Overmolded Continuous Fiber Sheet
A process to decorate a hybrid composite/thermoplastic part with a decorative film in one mold was among several new decorating technologies exhibited at K 2016 by The Kurz Group.
Blog Published: 10/28/2016
More than a Buzzword, ‘Predictive Maintenance’ Is Key to Optimum Machine Utilization
I wrote here recently that this month’s K 2016 show in Dusseldorf (where I and the whole staff of Plastics Technology are headed next week) is evidence that the wave of “Industry 4.0” activity is building toward a crest.
Blog Published: 10/13/2016
Have Something to Say About Injection Molding?
Do you have knowledge that if shared could positively impact injection molding?
Blog Published: 10/10/2016
Bicycle Saddle Can Be Locally Reinforced From One Shot to the Next
At K 2016, IKV to demonstrate production of a sports bicycle saddle molded from LGF-PP foams bolstered by UD laminates, with visitors able to personalize parts.
Blog Published: 10/4/2016
Design With Molding In Mind
Everything that’s molded has obviously been designed, but not everything that’s designed can be molded.
Blog Published: 10/3/2016
Is It Time For Injection Molding Machine Makers to Standardize Controls?
If you looked at four machines from four different suppliers, you’ll find four different sets of icons and terminologies, all in different layouts.
Blog Published: 9/27/2016

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