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Published: 5/25/2015

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.

Published: 5/20/2015

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.

Published: 4/13/2015

Meet YuMi: ABB’s new collaborative dual-arm robot
YuMi can reportedly collaborate, side-by-side, with humans in a normal manufacturing environment.

Published: 3/31/2015

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.

Published: 3/31/2015

Biggest-Ever Chinaplas On Tap in May
More than 3200 exhibitors will fill 26 exhibit halls May 20-23, in Guangzhou.

Published: 2/23/2015

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.

Published: 2/20/2015

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.

Published: 2/19/2015

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.

Published: 1/27/2015

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.

Published: 12/29/2014

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?