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Published: 4/12/2019

Injection Overmolding Widens Horizons For Composites Processor
A specialist in thermoset composites since the 1960s, CCP Gransden is a relative newcomer to thermoplastic composites and to injection molding. Its exploration of organosheet overmolding has opened up new potential.

Published: 4/2/2019

Cobots Help Molder Find ‘Right Balance’ Between People and Automation
Short-run, quick-turn custom molder uses collaborative robots selectively to make people more productive.

Published: 4/1/2019

Got Streaks or Black Specs? Here’s How to Find and Fix Them
Determining the source of streaking or contamination in your molded parts is a critical step in perfecting your purging procedures ultimately saving you time and money.

Published: 4/1/2019

The 'Butterfly Effect' in Injection Molding—A Connected Process
In injection molding, a seemingly minor change in a setpoint can have a significant impact on part quality and process robustness and repeatability. That’s why Scientific Molding focuses on process outputs, not setpoints.

Published: 4/1/2019

Think Your Molding Operation Is Productive? Find Out How You Stack Up Against Others
Participate in Plastics Technology’s ”Top Shops” benchmarking survey and gain access to a free customized report measuring your key metrics against the cream of the crop.  

Published: 4/1/2019

Part 2: Back to Basics on Mold Venting
Here’s how to get the most out of your stationary mold vents.

Published: 3/19/2019

Mold-Clamping Details for Profit
Taking time to sweat the details of clamping is not much fun, but they do make a difference in a company’s bottom line.

Published: 3/18/2019

Part 1: Back to Basics on Mold Venting
Here’s what you need to know to improve the quality of your parts and to protect your molds.

Published: 3/8/2019

Molder Increases Capabilities—But Not Risk—With Flexible Two-Shot Technology
A customer request for multi-material molding presented a market opportunity and potential financial peril: How do you add two-shot without also overextending yourself from an investment perspective?

Published: 3/6/2019

‘Mini’ Low-Pressure Injection Machine Makes Large, Thick Parts at Low Cost
It can mold 70-lb parts 1 in. thick using 100% regrind, and it can reproduce micro surface detail. Add to that its small size, frugal energy consumption, and zero upfront cost.