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Mold Micro Parts with Ultrasonic Technology
New machine utilizes ultrasonic waves to melt plastics for micromolding, as opposed to the shear and conductive heating used in standard processes. More (+)


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Good Vibrations: Ultrasonic Technology Applied to Micro Molding

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MRPC Takes ‘Holistic’ Approach To Scientific Molding

Last year this family-owned molder made a major commitment to Scientific Molding by starting a training process involving all employees.

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Sprinkled among the 17 halls, often overshadowed by the billion-dollar machinery and material suppliers surrounding them, were no small number of processors.

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More productivity with less energy consumption and capital investment; more operations in the machine or manufacturing cell with less time, labor, energy, and capital—these were the common themes of injection molding exhibits at October’s K 2013 show.

New Approach to Micro Molding to Debut at K Show This Month

It has clamping and injection systems unlike any other machine on the market.

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Micro Molding

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Micro molding refers to injection molding of parts weighing a fraction of a gram, and it is becoming a sizeable opportunity for molders who serve the electronics, medical, telecommunications, and automotive market sectors. Some of the new poppy-seed-sized parts being molded today include gears and gear housings, hearing aids, molded interconnect devices (MIDs), bobbins, switches, sensors, lenses, catheters, gaskets, rollers, and fiber-optic components. These minute parts have even tinier critical features, such as pinholes, pins, channels, and snap-fit latches.


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