Exploring the: Multi-Component Molding Zone
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On-Site: A Big Molder’s Technical Engineering Plus a Small Company’s Customer Service
That’s the formula for rapid growth at a new/old firm serving medical, military, and aviation markets.
Wittmann Battenfeld Previews New Technologies For Composites & Cell Integration
Open house in Austria offered a vision of a future with controls linking injection machines to a wide range of auxiliaries. Wittmann also signaled its debut in composite organosheet overmolding—with an added twist.
INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Presses, Robots & Cell Automation
Everything molders need to compete in markets from automotive to medical was on display in Orlando. Besides a huge number of new machine models, there was emphasis on cell integration and automation.
CT Scanning Gives Precision Molder X-Ray Vision of Part Quality
It beats other techniques for measuring critical part dimensions, and it provides unique visibility inside parts, nondestructively. One molder’s experience illustrates the benefits.
KraussMaffei to Expand Local Production of Extrusion Lines in China
Starting in the second half of 2015, KraussMaffei will begin production of its ZE 52 Basic twin screw compounding lines at its recently expanded Haiyan facility.
News Highlights from NPE2015
Here’s a first look at new technology in materials, auxiliaries, and all types of processes.
INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Molding Exhibits Show Off Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations
If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force.
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.
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.
Try Multilayer Injection for Efficient Molding of Thick-Walled Lenses
A new approach to multilayer injection molding boosts productivity in making challenging optical plastic parts, such as thick-walled LED lenses for automotive headlights, which have tolerances in the micron range.