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Published: 5/1/2019

Super-Compact Auxiliary Injection And Intrusion Units
Unusually compact secondary injectors outfit standard presses for multicomponent and sandwich molding.

Published: 4/12/2019

Injection Overmolding Widens Horizons For Composites Processor
A specialist in thermoset composites since the 1960s, CCP Gransden is a relative newcomer to thermoplastic composites and to injection molding. Its exploration of organosheet overmolding has opened up new potential.

Published: 4/1/2019

Is a New Crop of Processors Emerging with More Materials Know-How?
Recent graduates of plastics education programs appear to be closing a longstanding gap in processors' contributions to materials selection for applications.

Published: 2/1/2019

Several Thermoplastic 'Firsts' Among 2018 SPE Automotive Awards
With the addition of an Additive Manufacturing slot, all nine categories exemplify innovation and transferability in the use of plastics.

Published: 2/1/2019

Plentiful News in Hot Runners at Fakuma Show
More compact hot runners, even for large parts; smarter controls; unusual nozzle designs; remote mold monitoring; and a new source of LSR cold-runners.

Published: 2/1/2019

Filling a Precision Molding Niche in Mexico
Originally opened and dedicated by Mexican President Vicente Fox in 2006, GW Plastics has expanded the business and capabilities of its facility in Querétaro, adapting and evolving along with that country’s thriving injection moldi...

Published: 1/1/2019

Moldmaking in Mexico: A New Frontier
Advancing beyond repairs and maintenance, there is a growing Mexican moldmaking segment, giving local supply and support to the country’s burgeoning automotive sector, among others.

Published: 11/30/2018

Headlines from Fakuma 2018
Integrating a special low-pressure process into machine controls; novel shop-floor quality-inspection technology; MES systems from machine and controls vendors; and sophisticated in-mold decorating.

Published: 11/30/2018

Simplicity Conquers Complexity in Automotive Molding Cells
Six-axis robots are often recommended for complex automation cells, but here’s an example of how cost-effective, three-axis linear robots can be up to the task.

Published: 11/30/2018

Nylon 66: Pricing & Supply Issues Spur Processors to Consider Alternatives
While the nylon 66 tightness may not prove long-lasting, resin suppliers, compounders, and distributors have mobilized to offer processors an array of ‘replacement’ materials.