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Published: 3/29/2018

Injection Molding at NPE2018: A Showplace for the ‘Smart Factory’
In Orlando, you’ll glimpse the future, and it’s automated and interconnected. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways for plants of all sizes to get in on these trends.

Published: 3/29/2018

Paperless ‘Smart Factory’ Based on Automated Production Monitoring
Tier 1 automotive molder’s home-built production-monitoring and ERP systems, designed for “the little guy,” boost its efficiency rating and profits.

Published: 3/29/2018

Metal/Plastic Hybrid Molding: Flexible Alternatives for Teletronics
In overmolding of plastic onto electronic components, the goal today is flexibility. Here are three real-world examples of different kinds of modular cell layouts that have been used in production.

Published: 3/16/2018

Get into the Zone: Medical Parts Processing
  The Medical Parts Processing Zone is a new specialized exhibit area at NPE2018, driven by the fast-growing field of medical devices. “There are a lot of single-use medical devices being made from plastic right now,&rdquo...

Published: 3/9/2018

NAI Reshores Some Connector Molding
After closing U.S. manufacturing in 2009 following the telecom and broader market collapse, NAI is opening a new production site in Michigan, including injection molding.

Published: 3/2/2018

A New Way to Mold Better Parts Faster and Easier
A new injection molding process ‘breaks all the rules’ by using low, constant pressure to achieve faster cycles and better-quality parts.

Published: 3/2/2018

Tooling: Hot Sprues—Mold a Disk or Not?
Having a hot sprue shut off against the parting line versus intentionally molding a thin disk has been the subject of controversy for many years.

Published: 3/1/2018

Injection Molding: How to Set Barrel Zone Temps
Start by picking a target melt temperature, and double-check data sheets for the resin supplier’s recommendations. Now for the rest...

Published: 2/18/2018

Engel’s Online Customer Portal To Go Live in Time for NPE
NPE will see North American debut of Engel’s e-portal for remote service, ordering spare parts, and preventive-maintenance monitoring.

Published: 2/18/2018

Chinaplas Debut for Unusual Approach To Injection Molding Thick Lenses
Engel molds thick, complex automotive lens in three layers on two injection molding machines.