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Published: 6/2/2020

INJECTION MOLDING: Fast, Simple, Low-Cost Method Unveils ‘True’ Melt Temperature
Long a mystery to injection molders, actual temperature of melt entering the mold is said to be revealed by an easy procedure that is repeatable and takes less than a minute.

Published: 3/16/2020

Coping with Coronavirus: What If You Can’t Get a Tech Service Visit?
‘Social distancing’ for service technicians? Online remote servicing to the rescue!

Published: 4/23/2019

Boy Machines Open House Shows Off Expanded Press Line, LSR & Two-Shot Capabilities
First Boy 125 E arrives in U.S.; focus on LSR capabilities.

Published: 3/4/2019

Are We Having a Good Day? Real-Time Production Data Has Answers for a Custom Blow Molder
“Information automation” is one of the keys to running a successful custom blow molding business for Meredith-Springfield Associates.

Published: 12/7/2018

Here’s a Cost-Saving Tip for Measuring Mold Coolant Flow
Monitor mold-coolant flow with an ultrasonic sensor that clamps on the outside of the cooling line.

Published: 10/15/2018

New Industry 4.0 Interfaces Published for Review—More Coming Soon
First drafts of Euromap 82 sub-sections for temperature-control devices, hot runners, and LSR dosing systems.

Published: 8/13/2018

Something for Everyone at Wittmann Battenfeld’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
New injection machines, robots and auxiliaries; plus additional steps toward Industry 4.0 were on display at Wittmann Battenfeld event. 

Published: 6/11/2018

‘Smart Data’: The Rise of the ‘Dashboards’
For North American plastics processors, NPE2018 offered the broadest exposure yet to the bundle of trends and technologies known as Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT).

Published: 2/27/2018

Augmented Reality In Reality
As I approached the booth, my worst fears were confirmed. I’d have to put on the virtual reality goggles, wouldn’t I?

Published: 9/28/2017

Confused or Uncertain About Industry 4.0?
One-day conference will explore the eight key technologies associated with what has been called the “fourth industrial revolution”.