No one’s 2020 plans survived the pandemic unscathed, including those of Plastic Molding Technology Inc. But this injection molder’s vision of how it would continue to thrive as it approaches its fifth decade was simply deferred, not denied.
When determining the best ejection option for a tool, molders must consider the ejector’s surface area, location and style.
The Denver-based custom injection molder added the Toyo all-electric presses in support of new business in the packaging, consumer and industrial goods segments.
Injection molding and extrusion machine shipments rose by double digits in the fourth quarter of 2020, marking their third straight quarter of growth.
Husky says its new UltraShot injection system miniaturizes the shooting-pot concept of a traditional two-stage injection system—putting it within the mold—to create proximity to the gate that all but eliminates pressure drop.
A curvature or bowing effect in thin-wall PET blood tubes had long been accepted as the norm for the high-volume application, despite its impact on cycle time and downstream post-molding operations.
The line of Chinese-made dual-platen large-scale presses, which launched in 2014, will now be available globally.