PT ZONE: Multi-Component Molding

PT Article Molding 2017 Adds Tracks and Special Pre- and Post-Conference Events
More tracks, more speakers and more opportunities to network and learn, including a pre-conference workshop with John Bozzelli and a post-conference open house at RocTool. More (+)
K 2016 Injection Molding: Rapid Pace of Development of New Machines & Controls
Servo drives dominate. Other trends include multitouch screens, adding materials data to process controls, and Industry 4.0 connectivity. More (+)


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Video: Peter Neumann's Exit Interview

After 35 years (and 12 K Shows), Engel's Dr. Peter Neumann retired on Dec. 1, handing over the family held company to the next generation—his nephew.

11th Hour Extension to Proposed Lockout/Tagout Rule Changes

Deadline extended from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2017 as stakeholders weigh the potential impact on injection machine maintenance and mold changes.

MGS Combines Multishot and Automation Businesses into New, Combined Space

Walking distance from its corporate headquarters in Germantown, Wisc., MGS Mfg. Group has opened a 40,000-ft2 space that combines its automation cell and modular multimaterial molding systems businesses.

Watch This Space

The final agenda for Molding 2017 is taking shape with lots of updates on injection molding’s premier annual conference and exhibit to come.

Get Ready for Molding ’17

Now in its 27th year, Plastics Technology’s conference devoted to injection molding is slated for April 4-6 in Charlotte.

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OVERVIEW:
Multi-Component Molding

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In multi-component molding resins with different properties are combined to a single part to improve aesthetics or functionality. Two-shot molding, co-injection, and hard-soft combinations of thermoplastics are all variations of multi-component molding.


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