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Published: 7/1/2018

Injection Molding: Safety First—Know the Compatibility of Different Resins
Certain materials don’t play well together when mixed. So it’s best not to. Here are some guidelines.

Published: 7/1/2018

‘Intelligent’ Cooling Helps Molder Improve Productivity, Profitability & Quality
Cost-effective and user-friendly process-cooling system gives custom molder the ability to do more with less.

Published: 7/1/2018

An Engineering Approach to Mold-Cooling Circuit Design
The Energy Density vs. ΔT/in. relationship is an important step forward in pursuit of a science-based approach to cooling-circuit design. Here’s why.

Published: 6/2/2018

Rapid Heat & Cool Molding Evolves to Meet Industry Challenges
Technical capabilities of the process have advanced to erase former cycle-time penalties, and ongoing developments address creation of a materials database and new applications in hybrid composite injection overmolding.

Published: 6/1/2018

Injection Molding: Process Documentation Is Crucial to Making ‘Identical’ Parts
Use a machine/mold setup sheet to document plastic parameters and use them on any acceptable machine into which the mold is placed.

Published: 6/1/2018

New System Runs Two Molds in One Press Simultaneously
Shuttle-mold system is one of several eye-popping innovations that Canon Virginia brought to NPE2018.

Published: 5/21/2018

Automate Injection Molding Simulation With Autonomous Optimization
Simulation not only predicts how a mold will fill, but also provides guidance to make it fill better. The new technology of Autonomous Optimization automatically performs hundreds or thousands of simulations, testing multiple variables—gating,...

Published: 5/11/2018

More Automation = More Capable Robots
More complex automation tasks require use of six-axis robots, often in combination with linear robots, as well as use of machine vision, SCARA robots, and collaborative types.

Published: 5/10/2018

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Dazzlingly High-Speed Packaging Production
Several machine suppliers are injection molding caps and thin-wall cups in as fast as 2-sec cycles.

Published: 5/10/2018

Paulson: Fill the Skills Gap…By Training
Training may not be a glitzy as seeing a new machine at a trade show, but the payback is just as real...and it just might help you find and retain employees.