PT ZONE: Injection Molding

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Advances in mold cooling, machine condition monitoring, and in-mold decorating will be key exhibits in Dusseldorf. More (+)
INJECTION MOLDING: Workcell Router for the 'Smart Factory'
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Wittmann’s 40th Anniversary Gala Unveils a Host of New Products

New machinery, robots, and auxiliaries demonstrate continued momentum of technical development—and preview some K 2016 exhibits.

INJECTION MOLDING: Purging: A to Z

Use these steps as a guide to minimize the time and money it takes to switch materials and color on your presses.

Tech Center Boasts Five Engel Machines and MuCell Technology

A new Detroit-area tech center gives automotive OEMs and their tier suppliers a production-scale lab to test the very latest molding technologies.

Engel’s Liquid-Metal Technology Could Be a Hit

A technology leader in plastics, the Austrian firm’s collaboration with innovative metal molding firm Liquidmetal is drawing “overwhelming interest.”

China’s Appetite for Advanced Molding Technology

Do automation and advanced molding technologies still offer U.S. molders safe harbor against low-cost competition?

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OVERVIEW:
Injection Molding

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In injection molding material is fed through a hopper into an extruder, where a reciprocating screw mixes and melts the material then injects it into a mold. Injection molding machines, or presses, are rated by tonnage, which expresses the amount of clamping force that the machine can exert to keep the mold closed during the process. Most polymers can be injection molded. The types of products that are molded are wide and varied, ranging from large automotive parts to tiny gears. Navigate from the Injection Molding Zone to more specific topics on all-electric/hybrid machine technology, liquid-silicone rubber molding, micro-molding and multiu-component molding.


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