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Published: 2/1/2019

What’s With All the Static?
Static buildup on polymers can cause a variety of problems, some rather unpleasant. Yet there’s an inexpensive way to eliminate it, and we have data as proof.

Published: 2/1/2019

What You Should Know About Injection Mold Safety Straps
Every mold should have one in order to be safe and OSHA compliant.

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: 2/1/2019

Aluminum Tooling Answers Hard Questions
Check your preconceptions about aluminum production tooling at Phoenix Proto’s door.

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: 1/1/2019

Process Capability and the ‘Hesitation Effect’
Understanding the concepts of pack and hold and applying them during process development is critical for molders to achieve consistent part quality.

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: 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.