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Hot Runners & 3D-Printed Molds Headlined at K Show
Automotive was a key focus for hot-runner developments. 3D-printed plastic prototype tools were another highlight.
“Winning With the Lifecycle Approach”
Milacron reimagines its role in the plastics industry.
INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Molding Exhibits Show Off Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations
If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force.
Two New Alliances in Microcellular Foams
Trexel has licensed Milacron to supply turnkey MuCell systems for injection and blow molding, and joined with Lubrizol to develop a new TPU foam technology.
Plastics Personnel Moves
Latest plastics personnel moves, including Engel, Davis-Standard, Milacron, DME, Mack Molding, BASF, DuPont and more.
K 2013 Preview: Injection Molding
Next month’s mammoth triennial plastics show in Düsseldorf, Germany, challenges injection molding machine builders to demonstrate technological leadership in addressing the needs of the marketplace.
Larger, All-Purpose, All-Electric Machines Debut from Milacron
As reported in our Keeping Up section last month, Milacron LLC invited Plastics Technology to its Batavia, Ohio, headquarters for an exclusive preview of its new Elektron line of all-electric injection presses ahead of their official debut at Milacron’s open house Apr. 24-25.
News in Auxiliaries & Tooling at Fakuma Show
Late last month, Friedrichshafen, Germany, hosted Fakuma 2011, the largest European plastics show of the year, growing to be second in size and importance to the K show in Dusseldorf.
K 2010- Injection Molding New All-Electrics & Hybrids Balance Performance & Economy
The world’s largest plastics show, coming up next month in Dusseldorf, Germany, provides ample evidence of the growing sway of electric drive technology in injection molding.
New Presses at Fakuma Show Focus on Energy & Performance
Beltless direct-drive electric machines and upgraded electric/hydraulic hybrids were introduced at the 20th Fakuma trade exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany, last month.
Simplified Machines and Packaging Model Unveiled
Economical hydraulic and all-electric models with a selected list of standard features and options, and a press designed for general packaging applications, are new from Ferromatik Milacron in Germany (div. of Milacron Inc., Batavia, Ohio). Ferromatik’s new Base-Tec line (pictured) is derived from the company’s K-Tec series of hydraulic presses and will be built and assembled by an Asian partner of Ferromatik Milacron.
In-Mold Assembly: The New Frontier for Multi-Shot Molding
The drive to eliminate secondary operations is pushing multi-shot injection molding a step farther—toward assembling separate components in the tool via snap-fits, welding, and co-molding of incompatible materials.
Water Injection Molding: It's All Coming Together
Commercial applications in hollow-part molding with water—or water and gas—are starting to accelerate. They are driven by recent enhancements of process technology, equipment, and materials.
On the Cutting Edge of Multi-Shot Molding
Easley Custom Plastics (ECP) Inc. doesn't want to be just your average small to medium-sized custom molder.
K 2004 Wrap-Up on Injection Molding: Spotlight on Electric And Multi-Component Machines
Molders were treated to a trove of injection machinery introductions geared toward applications from micro-molding to packaging to large parts.
Injection Molding (K 2001 Preview)
All-electric machines will be one of the biggest themes in injection molding machinery at this year’s K show, where at least nine firms will bring out their first models.