Exploring the: Testing & Quality Control Zone



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Acquisitions in Additives, Testing Equipment
PCC (Plastics Color Corp.), Calumet City, Ill., a maker of color and additive concentrates and compounds, has acquired Polysource LLC and its Pinnacle Color subsidiary in Tempe, Ariz.
Article Published: 8/23/2011
Automation & Waste Reduction: Medical Molder's Prescription for Efficiency
Vision Technical Molding in Manchester, Conn., doesn’t believe in standing still.
Article Published: 7/26/2011
Taking the Temperature of Mold Productivity
Increasing traffic in transfer tooling from molders that have shuttered operations or are unable to successfully produce parts is driving interest in a long-established but under-utilized diagnostic technique for injection molding.
Article Published: 2/23/2011
Virtual Reality Software Saves Time & Cost in Color Formulation
Color is a measurable property, but it is also a subjective quality dependent on individual perception.
Article Published: 2/23/2011
K 2010 Preview, Auxiliaries: Equipment of All Types Debuts This Month at K 2010
From materials drying, feeding, and blending to process heating/cooling, scrap reclaiming, testing, welding, and decorating—the K 2010 show this month in Dusseldorf, Germany, will have news in all categories of auxiliary equipment.
Article Published: 1/3/2011
BLOW MOLDING: Electric Machines Starting to Purr
Growing use of electric drives in blow molding machinery gathered steam at the K 2010 show, as suppliers rolled out new all-electric and hybrid models for extrusion blow, injection-blow, and stretch-blow production.
Article Published: 12/23/2010
INJECTION MOLDING: Automation and Integration Added the ‘Wow’ at K Show
There were new presses of all stripes aplenty at K 2010, but the “wow” factor was supplied by automated work cells and integrated manu-facturing systems performing multiple operations before, during, and after molding.
Article Published: 12/23/2010
IR Thermal Imaging Diagnoses Part Defects
Ability to monitor and modify the surface temperature of a heated sheet is critical to making high-quality thermoformed parts.
Article Published: 6/2/2010
Get Faster, More Accurate DSC Results
Two makers of thermal-analysis instruments last year launched new differential scanning calorimeters that reportedly increase speed and accuracy.
Article Published: 6/1/2010
Refine, Redesign, Retool: Re-engineering as a Business Model
It’s an unusual business model: “We take existing products or manufacturing processes and try to make them better.
Article Published: 6/1/2010

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