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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. 

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.