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News in Molding Simulation at K 2013 Show
At October's K 2013, suppliers of injection molding simulation software displayed solutions addressing a number of hot topics, as well as technology to speed up handling of larger models and multiple iterations.
Article Published: 2/25/2014
News in Hot Runners & Tooling at K 2013
Molds that break speed records for specific applications; hot runners for medical, packaging, and automotive parts; temperature and valve-gate controllers; and standardized mold components constitute a large grab-bag of news in the tooling category ...
Article Published: 1/24/2014
Don’t Overlook Gate Location
Molders take heed: Gate location is the root cause of many molding difficulties. You’ll be doing yourself a big favor by spending some time and thought in determining the best gate location. Here’s what to look for.
Article Published: 1/23/2014
Mold Simulation: Get Best Results With Good Materials Data
Want the best results from your flow analysis software? Of course you do. But you stand a better chance for success if you pay particular attention to the material data used by the software.
Article Published: 1/23/2014
Husky Buys Another Moldmaker
Husky Injection Molding Systems recently acquired Schöttli Group in Switzerland, a moldmaker specializing in medical and closure molds.
Article Published: 12/30/2013
AGS: A Molding Business Built on Recycling
AGS Technology Inc. in Schaumburg, Ill., was started in 1995 with a simple concept: to be the low-cost custom injection molder of automotive parts by using recycled plastics formulated to exacting quality standards.
Article Published: 11/25/2013
Rapid Tooling Enables ‘Quick Manufacturing’
Custom molder Harbec explores new and unconventional methods of moldmaking to provide a competitive edge for its $15 million molding business.
Article Published: 10/24/2013
K 2013 Preview: Injection Molding
Next month’s mammoth triennial plastics show in Düsseldorf, Germany, challenges injection molding machine builders to demonstrate technological leadership in addressing the needs of the marketplace.
Article Published: 8/26/2013
‘Reshoring’ Is Not a Myth
For this molder, 35% to 40% of current sales is new business generated in the past two to three years—and some of that is due to reshoring.
Article Published: 7/29/2013
Extreme Molding’s Mantra: ‘Find Your Niche and Stick to It’
For a small custom injection molder competing in today’s global market, Lynn Momrow-Zielinski has two pieces of advice: 1) Develop a business plan and stick to it. 2) Find a technical and/or market niche and stick to that, too.
Article Published: 6/25/2013

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