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'Circular Economy' Dominates
Discussion of Resins, Additives at K 2019
New product launches from materials suppliers at the giant show shine light on sustainability.
K 2019 Report: More Control, Faster Ordering for Molds, Hot Runners
Online monitoring of existing systems and configuration and ordering of new molds were featured at K 2019, as were numerous advances in valve-gate controls.
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.
K 2019 Preview: Molds and More at the Messe
Here’s news to look for in molds, mold components, hot runners and controls at the giant K fair in October.
Hillenbrand Inc. to Acquire Milacron Holdings
Milacron joins Coperion, Rotex, and other industrial holdings under the Hillenbrand umbrella.
Tooling: Off-the-Shelf Conformal Cooling via Standardized Components
Ready-to-order conformally cooled cold-sprue and hot-drop bushings from Milacron’s DME business allow molders to reap the benefits of 3D printed cooling channels in key areas of the tool without the cost of one-off custom analysis, design and fabrication.
System Offers 'Lights Out' Mold-Channel Cleaning & Diagnostics
New system automatically cleans mold-cooling lines—including conformal channels—removing rust and calcium, among other deposits, while simultaneously testing for leaks, measuring flow rate and applying rust inhibitor.
Better Options for Mold Cooling—The ‘Next Frontier’ in Process Control
New concepts in mold temperature-control units, conformal cooling, and more in Tooling & Cooling session at Molding 2019 Conference.
NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Mold Components, Supplies, Maintenance
Advances include new approaches to tool maintenance and monitoring.
Hot Runners & Tooling at NPE2018: Smarter & More Specialized
Hot-runner technology, like the companies utilizing it, is becoming highly specialized, building in focused functionality for the application to be molded. Like most of the equipment in the cell around it, it’s also becoming smarter, sharing data and reacting to feedback from the press and more.
Conformal Cooling Technology Maximizes Cooling Efficiency
DME says that the TruCool Conformal Cooling line provides greater overall cooling coverage with even distribution while maintaining a targeted, consistent temperature and reducing cycle times by as much as 60 percent.
At NPE: 3D Printed Molds
UV photopolymer produces short-run cavity inserts.
News in Hot Runners & Tooling At Fakuma 2014
Novelties included variable-pitch manifolds, mold servo controls, 3D printed plastic mold inserts, and flexible/formable cooling channels.
Mexico’s Auto Market Accelerates, Brings Plastics Along
Mexico’s booming automotive industry inevitably became part of the conversation with exhibitors at the country’s largest plastics trade fair, Plastimagen.
Plastics Personnel Moves
Latest plastics personnel moves, including Engel, Davis-Standard, Milacron, DME, Mack Molding, BASF, DuPont and more.
Your Options for Mold Venting
When should you use machined vents or porous, sintered metals? Here are some guidelines.
Relief for Hot Summer Toolrooms
DME thinks of your mold techs in the dog days of summer.
Two New Blow Molding Tech Centers
Uniloy offers a range of new and expanded services for extrusion blow and injection-blow molders.
DME Moves Closer to Molders & Moldmakers in Mexico
DME sets up permanent office to support Mexico's fast-growing plastics industry.
News in Hot Runners & Tooling at K 2013
Molds that break speed records for specific applications; hot runners for medical, packaging, and automotive parts; temperature and valve-gate controllers; and standardized mold components constitute a large grab-bag of news in the tooling category for injection molding at the Dusseldorf show.
Seven Tips to Maximize Hot-Runner Performance
A complex variety of factors affects the success of processing with a hot-runner system. Nevertheless, you can reduce this complexity and handle many of the issues by addressing a few key issues.