The numbers beggar belief and the business belies description—Medical Components of America has six full-time employees, six injection machines and lights-out production that’s gone five years without shipping a bad part or missing a delivery.
Senior Editor, Plastics Technology
Initially unveiled in Europe, the new digital manufacturing platform will be coming to the U.S. in early 2021, bringing greater speed and flexibility to quoting of injection molded, CNC machined, and 3D-printed parts.
Cincinnati Process Technologies (CPT) Partners With Predictive Maintenance Sensor and Application Supplier
CPT has joined with IoT Diagnostics to bring a slate of Industry 4.0 technologies to the plastics market.
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Digital Manufacturing Network Offers ‘Radical Transparency’ Over Multiple Processes, Providers & Continents
Fictiv now offers complete visibility of complete value chain from design upload to production, quality, shipping and pricing for metal and plastic prototypes and production parts from a “Digital Ecosystem” of 250+ partners in the U.S. and Asia.
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In Germany, work is underway to develop a standard to allow all sorts of laboratory equipment to communicate with higher-level computer systems and ultimately with manufacturing.
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Editorial Director, Plastics Technology
Self-contained inline scrap integration; medical, LSR, and packaging Cells; an MES Upgrade and more to be introduced virtually.
In a series of webinars, plastics machinery manufacturer Milacron revealed details of its M-Powered suite of Industry 4.0 tools, including expanding functionalities.
Alternative to the use of single-component batch blenders for resin inventory measurement of up to 500 different user-specified resins or flowable powders.
User-installed sensor kits are now available for use not only with Conair auxiliaries on the SmartServices platform, but with a range of competitive auxiliary equipment.
igus reports a number of recent developments in automation components.
Citing the impact of the coronavirus on the need to digitize manufacturing, Wittmann Battenfeld announced that effective April 1, newly ordered peripheral equipment complies with OPC UA communication protocols free of charge.
ERP platform’s remote access, real-time operations overview, and transparency into production output and customer demand help custom molder weather coronavirus.
Senior Editor, Plastics Technology
Going back 37 years, T&M Enterprises dared to push available technology far beyond the risk tolerance of much larger firms.
‘Social distancing’ for service technicians? Online remote servicing to the rescue!
AburgXworld portal offers both free and fee-based apps for a wide range of tasks.
Germany’s leading plastics institute bids to be a world leader in Industry 4.0 technologies.
Some processors see value in grinders that communicate on a network, report preventive-maintenance data, order spare parts, and provide complete maintenance instructions.
Metalworking shops and plastics plants make for interesting comparisons of their responses to the COVID-19 challenge.
Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
Pull-off tester, slitting inspection, and pinhole detection for beverage and other TE closures.
The system is available for the complete Starlinger product range and has been designed with this portfolio in mind, but machines of other manufacturers can be integrated as well.
Nissei’s upcoming NEX-V Series will have OPC-UA protocol standard in its new controller, ready to integrate with auxiliaries.
The latest iteration of Meusburger’s profiTEMP+ hot runner controller supports EUROMAP 82.2 for data exchange between injection molding machines and hot runner controllers.
The world’s premier injection molding technical conference comes to Chicago, March 17-19.
Engel expanded its e-temp line of temperature controllers at K 2019 with the XL variant, offerings higher pump capacity and greater heat output.