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Hyundai targets North American market with Korean made injection molding machines

Korean car makers setting up shop in the United States are increasingly bringing their suppliers along. In a recent twist, however, now their suppliers’ suppliers are coming stateside as well, with the latest—Hyundai Injection Machinery—sharing its roots with the Korean conglomerate and automaker of the same name.

Another molder signs up to sell Chinese injection molding machines

Injection molders primarily sell machine time, with some dabbling in part sales via proprietary products, but how about molders selling molding machines?

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All Electric & Hybrid Machines

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All-electric molding machines use servo motors in lieu of hydraulics to drive all the processes such as injection, clamping, plasticating. They are said to be cleaner, quieter and more energy efficient that hydraulic machines. So-called hybrid machines marry both hydraulic and electric technologies, generally a hydraulic drive for injection and clamp machine functions and an electric drive for screw recovery


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