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PT Article The 5 M’s of Molding—Part 5: Method
Once a molding problem has been identified, use “method” to determine whether the issue is with Man, Mold, Machine or Material. More (+)
Haitian Boosts Machine Assembly in Germany
Injection molding machine manufacturer Haitian International has added a second production hall in Ebermannsdorf, Germany that will double its production space. More (+)

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All Electric & Hybrid Machines


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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