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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.
Wittmann Battenfeld to Make Injection Molding Machines in China
The Austrian headquartered supplier of injection molding machines, robotics and auxiliaries is planning a 2017 expansion that will add the manufacture of presses in China.
Meet YuMi: ABB’s new collaborative dual-arm robot
YuMi can reportedly collaborate, side-by-side, with humans in a normal manufacturing environment.
When Robots Make Sense For Part Packaging
Here are nine issues to take into account before automating your end-of-the-line part-packaging process.
Biggest-Ever Chinaplas On Tap in May
More than 3200 exhibitors will fill 26 exhibit halls May 20-23, in Guangzhou.
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.
Short-Run Specialist Chases Higher Productivity While Staying Lean
How do you automate jobs that run only a few hours? That’s only one of the questions challenging a fast-growing, short-run molder.
Robot End-of-Arm Tooling: A Small Way to Make a Big Difference
Often overlooked as a small part of an automation system, clever end-of-arm tooling techniques and designs can improve part quality, heighten efficiency, and eliminate headaches for any molder.
Plastics Processors Planning Equipment Spending Spree
Gardner’s latest survey indicates a robust 17% increase in capital equipment purchases planned for in 2015. What does this mean to you?