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Published: 6/1/2019

Processors Taking Pragmatic Approach to Industry 4.0
Recent survey reveals that processors evaluate any new technology—including Industry 4.0—by its contribution to improving operations and shop-floor productivity.

Published: 5/1/2019

How to Quickly Verify Your Machine & Process Setpoints
For a quick check of your process setup, the injection-pressure-vs.-time graph is your best tool.

Published: 1/1/2019

Full Plate of New Technologies on the Table at EVCO Plastics
A new low-pressure molding process, 3D printing of production parts and prototype tooling, collaborative robots, and process monitoring with automatic QC are all on the menu.

Published: 11/30/2018

Digital Manufacturing: Two Medical Molders Embrace Industry 4.0
‘Digitalization’ and ‘connectivity’ are loaded terms—shorthand for a whole new way of doing business. It can’t be accomplished in one go. But two Midwest molders in the sensitive medical field are already fee...

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: 8/27/2018

NPE2018 Tooling: Molds Join the Industry 4.0 Conversation
At NPE2018, multiple companies displayed mold monitors that would allow the tool in an injection molding cell to “talk” to other equipment and remote computers.

Published: 8/9/2018

Technology Showcase at Wittmann Battenfeld’s 10th Anniversary Event
New injection machines, robots, auxiliaries, and software highlighted the two-day gala, along with some peeks at the future of “smart factories.”

Published: 5/10/2018

Home-Grown Production Monitoring System Brings Industry 4.0 to Smaller Shops
An automotive molder’s need for simple, affordable, easy-to-use production monitoring resulted in a system that brings data-driven decision making to plants of all sizes.

Published: 5/7/2018

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: The ‘4.0’ Revolution
Injection and blow molding and robot suppliers are making Industry 4.0 the most prevalent theme of the show.

Published: 12/27/2017

Priamus Relocates
Priamus moves in with sister company Gammaflux.