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As Seen In Plastics Technology

Incoe DF 12 nozzle

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: Coinjection, LSR/TP Overmolding & New Two-Platen Presses at NPE
Milacron pulled out the stops at the largest booth in the show.

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.

INJECTION MOLDING: Hot Runners & Coinjection at Fakuma
Retrofittable coinjection systems and new hot-runner nozzles and controls are just some of the news from Mold-Masters.

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.

Wittmann W818 servo robot for injection molding

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.

New F-Series injection molding press from Ferromatik Milacron

INJECTION MOLDING: New Modular Presses Debut
The new F-Series from Ferromatik Milacron (U.S. office in Batavia, Ohio) began shipping in May with its first three models—80, 160, and 350 metric tons.

Modular F-Series

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.

Arburg's new models

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.

Hydraulic Accumulator Presses Get Electric Screw Drive

Hydraulic Accumulator Presses Get Electric Screw Drive
Screw plastication consumes most of the energy on an injection machine, so two suppliers have outfitted accumulator-assisted hydraulic presses with new electric screw drives.

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.

Spin Stack tooling from Gram Technology

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.

New Press Targets Caps and Closures
An injection machine designed specifically for caps and closures is new from Ferromatik Milacron Europe NA, Batavia, Ohio.

All-Electric Press Line Gains Larger Model
A new 330-ton model has been added to the top end of the Elektra Evolution line of all-electric machines from Ferromatik Milacron Europe NA, Batavia, Ohio.

WIT applications are expanding into consumer products

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.

Rotary center-stack system

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.

Netstal's first all-electric injection machine

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.

Product Categories of Milacron

Blow Molds
Coextrusion Dies, Feedblocks
Cooling Towers
Extrusion Blow Molding Machines
Extrusion Dies
Heat Exchangers
Heat-recovery Systems
Hot Runner Components
Injection Blow Molding Machines
Injection Blow Molds
Injection Molding Machines
Machine Alignment Services
Machine Installation Services
Machine Maintenance Services
Machinery Rebuilding
Maintenance Management Systems
Materials Testing Services
Mold Components
Mold Grease
Mold Making and Repair Equipment
Mold Steels
Mold/Tooling Simulation and Analysis Services
Mold-cleaning and Maintenance Chemicals
Multiple-screw Extruders
Pipe Take-off Systems
Plastic Lumber Extrusion/Molding Systems
Plastics Trade Shows/Conferences
Profiles, Tubing, Hose Take-off Systems
R&D, Training Institutes
Rebuilt Screws or Barrels
Screw Design/Analysis Software
Sheet Take-off Systems
Single-screw Extruders
Structural Foam Machines (for Thermoplastics)
Temperature Controllers, Monitors
Used Machinery
Wire and Cable Take-off Systems