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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”.

Published: 4/19/2017

China Is Fast Becoming a High-Tech Competitor
As its labor-cost advantage erodes, China’s manufacturing sector bolsters its high technology status.

Published: 10/13/2016

‘Predictive Maintenance’ Is Key to Optimum Machine Utilization
I wrote here recently that this month’s K 2016 show in Dusseldorf (where I and the whole staff of Plastics Technology are headed next week) is evidence that the wave of “Industry 4.0” activity is building toward a crest.

Published: 9/27/2016

A Molder’s Plea: Let’s Standardize Controllers
P,R,N,D is a standard for any automatic-transmission vehicle, regardless of who makes it. It isn’t so simple when it comes to injection molding machines. From manufacturer to manufacturer you will see little to no continuity in controller layout, ic...

Published: 9/27/2016

Is It Time For Injection Molding Machines to be Standardized?
If you looked at four machines from four different suppliers, you’ll find four different sets of icons and terminologies, all in different layouts.

Published: 11/10/2015

Save the Date: Molding 2016, March 29-31
Industry’s preeminent technical conference on injection molding will have broader appeal next year.

Published: 10/7/2015

Don't Be Left Out: Register for Extrusion Conference 2015
  The thing with most successful companies is that they get involved.  This is no different among plastics processors.

Published: 8/27/2015

Are You A Film or Sheet Processor? Find out at Extrusion 2015
  Have you checked out Plastics Technology’s upcoming Extrusion 2015 Conference?

Published: 5/12/2015

Industry Veteran Reflects on the History of Controls
  This year marks the 50th anniversary of Eurotherm, a global leader in controls systems for plastics processors of all kinds.

Published: 5/12/2015

Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better
Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.