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Profile Processor Combines People & Technology to Fuel Growth
Custom Profile started almost 30 years ago with one employee and one extruder, and has evolved into an international processing business with three plants serving a variety of markets. And plans are in the works to expand further.
New Technology Opens a Predictive Window Onto Screw Wear
Despite their integral role in transforming pellets fed through the hopper into parts ejected from the mold, visibility into the performance, health and efficiency of screws is difficult to discern for many reasons, not the least of which being the fact they’re located inside a barrel.
PlastiCert Adds Two Molding Machines
The Lewiston, Minn. custom molder has added two new Cincinnati Milacron injection molding machines as it pursues its capital investment plan.
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.
Milacron Joins Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC)
Along with its IIoT partner, ei3, Milacron is now part of a working group to establish best practices for remote access methods.
Injection Molding: Milacron Expands Industry 4.0 Platform
In a series of webinars, plastics machinery manufacturer Milacron revealed details of its M-Powered suite of Industry 4.0 tools, including expanding functionalities.
Captive Molder Seeks Bigger Footprint in Custom Business
Pittsfield Plastics Engineering has spruced up its facility and added new technology as it seeks to expand its business beyond its proprietary line of reels and spools.
Milacron Announces Rental Options for New Machinery
Plastics processing machinery supplier Milacron introduced a new rental option for its equipment via an exclusive financing partner, Equipment Finance Group (EFG), granting emergency capacity to serve Covid-19 projects.
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.
Milacron Renews Partnership With Barr for Screw Technology
Milacron has extended its exclusive partnership to offer Robert Barr Inc. designed screws on new Milacron injection molding machines or as aftermarket add-on to existing presses.
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.
The New Uniloy Plans Numerous Machine Developments
Starting with barrier coinjection at K 2019, Uniloy plans new blow molding machinery developments across four product lines.
Moving Toward ‘Autonomous Molding’ with a Uniform-Low-Pressure Process
A new low-pressure injection molding process has aroused interest among molders and machine suppliers. In his second article on iMFLUX, the inventor of the process explains how it is evolving to support the overall industry goal of self-correcting molding processes that can compensate for common causes of variation to maintain consistent part quality.
Speed and Flexibility Help Molder, Moldmaker Fill a Niche in Product Development
Quotes in hours, parts and molds in days—Xcentric Mold & Engineering brings prototype speed to production molding and moldmaking.
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.
Invasion of the Giant Cleanrooms!
Fed by growing demand for medical molding, cleanrooms keep getting bigger and bigger.
K 2019 Preview: Injection Molding Goes for the ‘Green’
‘Circular Economy’ joins Industry 4.0 as common themes of injection molding exhibits in Düsseldorf.
Hillenbrand Inc. to Acquire Milacron Holdings
Milacron joins Coperion, Rotex, and other industrial holdings under the Hillenbrand umbrella.
Uniloy Completes Separation from Milacron
Brian Marston remains in charge of the new Uniloy, Inc.
Injection Molding: Sepro Robot Controls Integrated With Fanuc Roboshot Machines
Program and operate the robot from the press controller.