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New Approaches to Structural Foam and Overmolding at SPI Conference
New methods for molding better structural-foam parts and for overmolding incompatible materials won the awards for best technical presentations at April’s 2006 Plastics Parts Innovation Conference of the SPI Alliance of Plastics Processors (AP...
Article Published: 7/1/2006
What to See at NPE 2006: Welding, Bonding and Assembly
Systems integration and compact size will be central themes of welding exhibits at NPE, where a wide range of new products will be displayed.
Article Published: 6/1/2006
SPE Automotive Awards Highlight Materials and Processing Advances
What’s new in plastics on cars?
Article Published: 1/1/2006
Headlines for the Next 50 Years
Ever wonder what it would be like to get tomorrow’s newspaper today? After reviewing the most important technical developments of the past 50 years in our October issue, we asked industry experts to help us imagine the biggest headlines in plastics ...
Article Published: 12/1/2005
50 Ideas That Changed Plastics
Very few readers of this issue can remember, or even imagine, what it was like when an injection molding machine did not have a screw, but only a smooth-bore plunger.
Article Published: 10/1/2005
Graphical Analysis Helps Find and Fix Ultrasonic Welding Problems
Ultrasonic plastic welding uses acoustics (mechanical sound waves) to create frictional heat, producing a molecular bond between plastic materials.
Article Published: 9/1/2005
Plastics Welding: Laser and Infrared Systems Expand Capabilities
A breakthrough in laser welding of three-dimensional parts that eliminates traditional clamping systems was among several innovations in welding and joining highlighted at two recent shows—last month’s Plastics USA in Chicago and this mo...
Article Published: 10/1/2004
Lasers Now Clean Molds and Parts
They drill, cut, weld, polish, engrave, and print.
Article Published: 7/1/2004
New Approach to IR Welding Bonds More Engineering Plastics
Kubota Research Associates (KRA), a U.S.-based research and development firm, has introduced an advanced method for through-transmission infrared (TTIR) welding of sensitive plastic parts.
Article Published: 4/1/2004
How to Use Those Fancy Ultrasonic Welding Controls
You know how to set a timer, but newer ultrasonic welders also offer control by energy, collapse distance, and absolute distance. Do you know when and how to exploit these options to make better welds?
Article Published: 3/31/2004

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