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Published: 10/1/2019

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Top Shop?
Check out the results of our exclusive benchmarking study to find out about those who do.

Published: 10/1/2019

Exclusive Benchmarking Report: Top Shops Are More Than Just Molders
The 2019 Plastics Technology Top Shops Survey shows that for its highest-rated respondents, injection molding is just one element in a growing suite of services and capabilities offered to customers.

Published: 10/1/2019

Part 1: How to Prevent Nozzle Tip Leaks
Instead of learning from your mistakes, stop making them in the first place. 

Published: 10/1/2019

V-to-P Ramp Time and Over-Travel
Many injection machines use ramp time to control the transition from injection pressure to hold pressure and reduce over-travel. Do you know how to set yours?

Published: 10/1/2019

Structural Foam Goes Vertical—Again!
A new generation of vertical presses takes structural foam back to its origins—but with a big shot of new enhancements.

Published: 10/1/2019

How Second-Stage Injection Speed Influences Your Process
As an injection molder, you’re familiar with first-stage fill-speed profiles and second-stage pressure settings, but have you considered the function of second-stage speed, or “hold flow”? Here’s what it does and how it affec...

Published: 10/1/2019

Molder Adopts ‘Semi-Smart’ Automation
R&D Plastics finds new and more sophisticated ways to use robots.

Published: 9/1/2019

Moving Toward ‘Autonomous Molding’ with a Uniform-Low-Pressure Process
A new low-pressure injection molding process has aroused interest among molders and machine suppliers. In his second article on iMFLUX, the inventor of the process explains how it is evolving to support the overall industry goal of self-correcting m...

Published: 9/1/2019

Processors Report Lower Orders and Production
July Plastics Processing Index dips to 46.1.

Published: 9/1/2019

New Report Details Aging of Manufacturing Workforce
Study from Manufacturing Institute also reveals best practices by companies that are meeting the challenge head on.