DME Teams Up with P.E.T.S.
DME Co., Madison Heights, Mich., has formed a strategic alliance with Plastic
Engineering & Technical Services, Inc. (P.E.T.S.), Auburn Hills, Mich. This will team up DME’s global brand and distribution network with P.E.T.S.’s customized engineering and technical solutions, including mold-filling analysis and development of proprietary hot-runner equipment and post-molding auxiliaries. The first product of the new alliance will be release this month of new hot-runner nozzles and temperature and valve-gate sequence controllers aimed at medical molders and high-volume consumer products.
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U.S. injection molders are still pretty green when it comes to processing the new crop of renewably sourced biopolymers. These biologically derived polymers made from PLA, PHA and starch-based resins are attracting growing market interest as materials with no ties to petrochemical-based thermoplastics.
A poorly designed profile die—one that does not permit the part to be extruded with the same dimensions from run to run—coupled with a lack of understanding of the extrusion process, is a recipe for scrap generation.
Five industry pros with more than 200 years of combined molding experience provide step-by-step best practices on mounting a mold in a horizontal injection molding machine.