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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. 

Published: 11/30/2018

Worldwide Switch to New Gauging System Pays Off for Haartz
Leading supplier of sheet and roll stock for automotive applications reevaluated its thickness-measurement technology in 2012, and now has 15 scanners in place worldwide from one supplier.

Published: 11/19/2018

LM Industries Accelerating 3D-Printed Vehicles
LM Industries’ subsidiary Local Motors is reinventing traditional auto manufacturing as the original gold standard for 3D-printed vehicles.

Published: 9/26/2018

Machinery Shipments Rise in the Second Quarter
Plastics machinery shipments in North America grew for the fifth consecutive quarter on a year-over-year basis, while also topping first quarter results.

Published: 9/26/2018

Christina Keller to Lead Cascade Engineering
Keller takes over for Mark Miller who officially retires at the end of September.

Published: 9/5/2018

Four Colorant Companies Combined into One Entity
Breen, Chroma, Hudson, and Carolina Color are now Chroma Color Corporation.

Published: 8/22/2018

PMC Acquired by the Simona Group
The acquisition broadens PMC’s reach globally.

Published: 8/22/2018

General Polymers Relocates Corporate Headquarters
Move to Auburn Hills brings company closer to many OEMs, Tier 1’s, plastic part designers and manufacturers.