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Published: 5/24/2015

CT Scanning Gives Precision Molder X-Ray Vision of Part Quality
It beats other techniques for measuring critical part dimensions, and it provides unique visibility inside parts, nondestructively. One molder’s experience illustrates the benefits.

Published: 4/28/2015

American Injection Molding Institute: ‘A New Kind of Plastics Education’
Building 'foundational knowledge' and critical thinking skills.

Published: 4/28/2015

News Highlights from NPE2015
Here’s a first look at new technology in materials, auxiliaries, and all types of processes.

Published: 2/24/2015

Haidlmair Adds Canadian Subsidiary
Large Austrian moldmaker gains a manufacturing location in North America.

Published: 2/24/2015

Mold Cleaner Works Fast
Said to have unmatched effectiveness in removing rust, oxidation, weld discoloration, resin outgassing stains, and other mold buildup without scrubbing.

Published: 2/22/2015

For Better Warpage Simulation, Consider the Whole Molding Process
Which way will it warp, and how much? To get an accurate prediction, you have to look at the whole mold and the whole process, over several cycles.

Published: 12/29/2014

News in Hot Runners & Tooling At Fakuma 2014
Novelties included variable-pitch manifolds, mold servo controls, 3D printed plastic mold inserts, and flexible/formable cooling channels.

Published: 12/29/2014

Plastics Processors Planning Equipment Spending Spree
Gardner’s latest survey indicates a robust 17% increase in capital equipment purchases planned for in 2015. What does this mean to you?

Published: 11/24/2014

How to Mold Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics
Here’s the machinery, tooling, and process know how you need to get the most out of these high-performance materials.

Published: 10/24/2014

Your Options for Mold Venting
When should you use machined vents or porous, sintered metals? Here are some guidelines.