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Published: 7/26/2011

Automation & Waste Reduction: Medical Molder's Prescription for Efficiency
Vision Technical Molding in Manchester, Conn., doesn’t believe in standing still.

Published: 2/23/2011

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.

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.

Published: 1/3/2011

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.

Published: 12/23/2010

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.

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.

Published: 6/2/2010

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.

Published: 6/1/2010

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.

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.

Published: 10/1/2009

Testing & Measuring Instruments: More Versatile, Compact, Affordable
From polymer characterization to on-line bottle or preform inspection, coordinate measuring, and color sensing, new testing and measuring instruments at the NPE show in Chicago were easier to use and more compact, yet often packed higher performance...