The ongoing coronavirus pandemic could force plastics processors to revisit technologies previously overlooked, many of which will be on display at May’s NPE2021 show. In part one of a series on emerging trends and technologies to explore during the triennial event, we look at digital manufacturing.
Evolving from a two-man moldmaking company in a rented garage to three unique businesses, including a new medical injection molding unit, with 185 full-time employees, Micro Mold, Plastikos and Plastikos Medical enter their fourth decade family-led and poised for growth.
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Exact Metrology’s new PolyScan XL8 said to be ideal for larger rotomolded or blow molded agricultural, construction, automotive and aerospace parts.
Firm furnishes CNC machines for sheet for tooling applications.
Braskem project is being developed by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago.
After a sharp drop in activity at the start of the year, the German plastics and rubber machinery sector has corrected with 2020 orders tracking only 3% below 2019 levels, while Austria’s Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld saw North American bright spots.
Ampacet’s new Whispers Collection that provides a textured, frosted matte finish for PET applications within all market segments.
Brown Machine’s NAS unit said to increase efficiency and reduce material costs.
The TwinCAT internet of things (IoT) product family can now be integrated with Siemens industrial IoT-as-a-service platform.
Brown Machine Group’s BMG Advanced Digital Readiness supplies customized process data to boost efficiency, reduce downtime.
These four short videos provide a snapshot of what’s going on in plastics resin drying technology. Yes, there’s Industry 4.0, but also lots more to bring higher quality and efficiency to your injection molding and extrusion processes.