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Published: 12/19/2016

Video: Peter Neumann's Exit Interview
After 35 years (and 12 K Shows), Engel's Dr. Peter Neumann retired on Dec. 1, handing over the family held company to the next generation—his nephew.

Published: 12/16/2016

SPI Rebrands as Plastics Industry Association
SPI is now PLASTICS and also has a new logo, which represents the six facets of the plastics industry supply chain.

Published: 12/15/2016

11th Hour Extension to Proposed Lockout/Tagout Rule Changes
Deadline extended from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2017 as stakeholders weigh the potential impact on injection machine maintenance and mold changes.

Published: 11/30/2016

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.

Published: 11/29/2016

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.

Published: 11/21/2016

The Universal Setup and the Six Key Process Variables
One setup sheet for one mold on any machine.

Published: 11/2/2016

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...

Published: 10/28/2016

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.

Published: 10/13/2016

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.

Published: 10/10/2016

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