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Published: 8/28/2018

Pellet to Gate Control: The Value of a Holistic View of Melt Management
Molders tend to think about the elements of a melt-delivery system, from screw to hot-runner gate, in isolation from each other. But taking an integrated view of the whole system can have big consequences for cycle time, part quality, scrap rates, a...

Published: 8/28/2018

Injection Molding: Is There a ‘Most-Important’ Process Parameter?
A case can be made for multiple variables—fill balance, fill time, injection pressure, cavity pressure—as most important. But there is something else altogether that is essential to successful injection molding.

Published: 8/9/2018

Technology Showcase at Wittmann Battenfeld’s 10th Anniversary Event
New injection machines, robots, auxiliaries, and software highlighted the two-day gala, along with some peeks at the future of “smart factories.”

Published: 8/2/2018

Improving Molding Process Capability: The Role of the Five Essential Pillars, Part 2
Each contributes to molded-part quality, and each must be optimized before production begins.

Published: 8/1/2018

Injection Molding: Fill Based on Volume, Not Weight
Most parts should be 90-99% full after first-stage—by volume not weight. Here’s why that’s important and how to make a first-stage-only part.

Published: 7/17/2018

In Food Packaging, Peelable IML Serves as Tamper-Evident Seal
Eliminate threaded closures and induction-sealed liners with ‘functional’ IML.

Published: 7/13/2018

Negri Bossi Puts a New Spin on Microcellular Foam Molding
Negri Bossi’s FMC technology injects nitrogen gas through the center of the screw to foam LSR or thermoplastics—or both at the same time.

Published: 7/13/2018

Wittmann Battenfeld Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Launch of New Machines
Celebrating 10 years since the acquisition of the Battenfeld brand with new vertical presses, all-electric machines for high-speed packaging, and additional large-press sizes.

Published: 7/13/2018

Yizumi-HPM Expands—Again
Second expansion in less than a year at Iberia, Ohio.

Published: 7/1/2018

Industry 4.0 Gives DMT a Sharper Edge
Leading maker of blade sharpeners boosts productivity in captive molding with cutting-edge connectivity.