Shibaura Machine Company, America
755 Greenleaf Ave.
Elk Grove Village , IL 60007 US
Plastic Injection Molding Division
As Seen In Plastics Technology
An articulating mold and versatile auxiliary injection unit helped this molder rethink its tried-and-true approach to insert molding.
Recycled Resin Gains Molder a Green Niche
Injection molder AGS Technology uses compounding know-how to turn old scrap into new auto parts that satisfy performance and sustainability goals.
Tenere Shapes Market Niche Where Metal and Plastics Meet
Joining metal and plastics to target some of today’s most dynamic industries, contract manufacturer Tenere reinvented itself—and its customer list—in 2016.
Data Driven, Employee Owned
Approaching its seventh decade in business, PTA Plastics has shifted its location and remade its customer base since its founding in 1953, but many things have not changed in the intervening years, including an emphasis on people and leading-edge technologies.
Molder Adopts ‘Semi-Smart’ Automation
R&D Plastics finds new and more sophisticated ways to use robots.
Toshiba Expands Assembly Capabilities; Name Change Coming in 2020
U.S. injection molding sales, service and assembly together under one room for the first time.
K 2019 Preview: Injection Molding Goes for the ‘Green’
‘Circular Economy’ joins Industry 4.0 as common themes of injection molding exhibits in Düsseldorf.
To Succeed in Manufacturing, Focus on Your People First
It’s not easy being a custom injection molder in the NYC metro area. For Natech Plastics, the key is developing employees’ skills and commitment.
Toshiba Gains New Representation in Southeastern U.S.
Injection molding machine manufacturer Toshiba signs Plastics Machinery as its rep agency in the Southeast covering Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and North and South Carolina.
Toshiba Names Gorman National Sales Manager
Thirty year veteran of plastics industry promoted to lead sales effort at injection molding machine buider.
Digital Manufacturing: Two Medical Molders Embrace Industry 4.0
‘Digitalization’ and ‘connectivity’ are loaded terms—shorthand for a whole new way of doing business. It can’t be accomplished in one go. But two Midwest molders in the sensitive medical field are already feeling the benefits of their initial steps in that direction.
NPE Wrap-Up: News in Primary Machinery, Part 1
Rounding up details from the Big Show not previously reported in all our other coverage, here’s more news in injection and blow molding, extrusion and compounding. Next month, we’ll conclude with recycling/scrap reclaim, robots, tooling, auxiliary equipment, materials and additives.
Global Player in Robots Puts More of Its Chips on North America
Sepro has global distribution but North America is its biggest growth market. It is manufacturing here for the first time.
Plastics Hall of Fame: 10 Inspiring Stories
Last evening, at the Linda W. Chapin Theatre, the Plastics Academy inducted 10 new members into the Plastics Hall of Fame. Meet these outstanding individuals with remarkable stories. Each one teaches a lesson of hard work and creative thinking.
Hideo Tanaka: Innovative Designer of Processes and Machinery
On Sunday, Hideo Tanaka entered into the Plastics Hall of Fame, a recognition for helping Toshiba grow and for his innovative designs, which extend over a wide range of processes.
Injection Molding: New Electric Series with Enhanced Specs & Controls
Introduced at NPE2018 is Toshiba’s ECSXIII all-electric series with new V70 controller.
Sepro Features Its First ‘Made-in-America’ Robot
Sepro America is now building large robots in the U.S., including this 7X-45 five-axis unit.
Plastics Hall of Fame Inducting 10 New Members at NPE2018
Scheduled for the evening of May 6, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. at the Linda W. Chapin Theatre at the Orange County Convention Center. Meet the class of 2018!
Toshiba Machine Splits from Parent Company
Toshiba Machine separates itself from parent's financial problems.
Precision Molding Without a QC Department?
At Prism Plastics, quality is baked into every step of the process. The result: 1 billion parts per year with a defect rate less than 1 ppm.
Custom Molder Expands in ‘Leaps of Faith’
Who would embark on an $8.8 million plant expansion without new orders in hand? Someone who knows his customers very well.