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Published: 6/1/2019

How to Manage Pressure Loss in Injection Molding
Achieving a process window wide enough to ensure consistent part quality depends on achieving sufficient pressure at end of fill.

Published: 6/1/2019

Placing a Bet on Bioplastics
Steinwall has put years of R&D into learning to design and mold with biopolymers and natural-fiber reinforcements. Now that groundwork is beginning to pay off.

Published: 6/1/2019

Water Injection Beats Gas Assist in Lightweighting Car Door Panel
Renault’s conversion from metal-frame construction to plastics prototype switched from gas assist to water injection. Here’s why and how.

Published: 5/1/2019

Super-Compact Auxiliary Injection And Intrusion Units
Unusually compact secondary injectors outfit standard presses for multicomponent and sandwich molding.

Published: 4/12/2019

Injection Overmolding Widens Horizons For Composites Processor
A specialist in thermoset composites since the 1960s, CCP Gransden is a relative newcomer to thermoplastic composites and to injection molding. Its exploration of organosheet overmolding has opened up new potential.

Published: 4/1/2019

Is a New Crop of Processors Emerging with More Materials Know-How?
Recent graduates of plastics education programs appear to be closing a longstanding gap in processors' contributions to materials selection for applications.

Published: 2/1/2019

Several Thermoplastic 'Firsts' Among 2018 SPE Automotive Awards
With the addition of an Additive Manufacturing slot, all nine categories exemplify innovation and transferability in the use of plastics.

Published: 2/1/2019

Plentiful News in Hot Runners at Fakuma Show
More compact hot runners, even for large parts; smarter controls; unusual nozzle designs; remote mold monitoring; and a new source of LSR cold-runners.

Published: 2/1/2019

Filling a Precision Molding Niche in Mexico
Originally opened and dedicated by Mexican President Vicente Fox in 2006, GW Plastics has expanded the business and capabilities of its facility in Querétaro, adapting and evolving along with that country’s thriving injection moldi...

Published: 1/1/2019

Moldmaking in Mexico: A New Frontier
Advancing beyond repairs and maintenance, there is a growing Mexican moldmaking segment, giving local supply and support to the country’s burgeoning automotive sector, among others.