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Freudenberg Medical Adds Six Machines
The Arburg, Wittmann Battenfeld and Toyo machines installed in Baldwin Park, Calif. support component production for in-vitro diagnostic test kits.
20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 4
Good news was there if you knew where to look for it—in the pages of Plastics Technology magazine or right here on our website. Here’s a review of headlines you can feel good about.
Injection Molding: New Robots & Customer Portal for Monitoring & Remote Assistance
Campetella’s open house showcases enhancements in performance and service.
Keeping It in the Family: Medical Molder Grows with Second Generation at the Helm
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.
Injection Molding: Machine Series Can Be Configured, Ordered Online
Arburg’s Allrounder 270 S boasts a smaller footprint and 25% lower cost, with online configuration and ordering said to shorten delivery time.
Injection Molding: Vertical Line Features Larger Table
Arburg’s Allrounder 1300 T vertical injection molding machine features a 1300-mm (51-in.) rotary table, 10% smaller footprint and 15% more space for molds.
Digital Watermarking Consortium Advances Technology for Sorting & Recycling Plastics
Europe’s Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 gains new members and advances to Phase II pilot projects.
Arburg Announces Summer Dates for Technology Days 2021
Cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, Arburg says its annual Technology Days event at its Lossburg, Germany headquarters will go forward in 2021, moving from the Spring to June 9-12.
New Global Standard Aims to Harmonize Injection Molding Machine Safety
ISO 20430—the first international safety standard for plastics and rubber machinery—was published after more than seven years of collaboration by roughly 40 experts from machine makers, associations, and health and safety organizations hailing from 13 countries.
Nebraska Community College Heeds PPE Call in Cororavirus Crisis
Molds 550 pieces of headgear for face shields in the same time it took to produce one on a 3D printer. College has donated 11,500 completed face shields for use throughout Nebraska and 800 to Columbus Community Hospital, a local facility.
Time for Another Look at Fiber-Direct Compounding for Molding
Despite its benefits in cost, performance and lightweighting, fiber-direct compounding (FDC) has seen relatively limited adoption—is that changing?
Injection Molding: Arburg Introduces Its Largest Packaging Machine Ever
The hybrid press features 660 tons of clamp force, 40 inches between its tiebars and shot weights up to 148 ounces.
Injection Molding: Free Customer Portal Offers Parts Ordering & Service Assistance
AburgXworld portal offers both free and fee-based apps for a wide range of tasks.
Bigger, Faster, Lower-Cost Robots at K 2019
Three, four, five and six axes; high speed and high payload capacities; low-cost models; and collaborative robots made news at K. There were also QMC systems and AGVs.
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.
Injection Molding: Faster, Smarter, More Efficient Machines Tackle Sustainable Molding at K 2019
Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.
Simulation Is Making Injection Machines Smarter
Engel’s simlink will refine offline simulation with results from actual molding and use Engel’s machine data to constrain simulation within the actual machine’s capabilities.
Tooling: ‘Reverse Cube’ Puts New Spin On Two-Component Molding
For two-component molding, splitting the cube mold into halves that rotate in opposite directions provides thermal isolation and long cooling times for both materials.
Arburg & Dieffenbacher Collaborate on Molding Thermoplastic Composites
Arburg’s Fiber Direct Compounding injection unit plus Dieffenbacher’s vertical press yields a system for structural automotive TP composites.
RJG Partners with a Nebraska Community College on Injection Molding Training Lab
RJG and other partners are contributing to new plastics training lab at Central Community College in Columbus, Neb.
K 2019 Preview: Injection Molding Goes for the ‘Green’
‘Circular Economy’ joins Industry 4.0 as common themes of injection molding exhibits in Düsseldorf.