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Published: 5/21/2018

Automate Injection Molding Simulation With Autonomous Optimization
Simulation not only predicts how a mold will fill, but also provides guidance to make it fill better. The new technology of Autonomous Optimization automatically performs hundreds or thousands of simulations, testing multiple variables—gating,...

Published: 5/11/2018

More Automation = More Capable Robots
More complex automation tasks require use of six-axis robots, often in combination with linear robots, as well as use of machine vision, SCARA robots, and collaborative types.

Published: 5/10/2018

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Dazzlingly High-Speed Packaging Production
Several machine suppliers are injection molding caps and thin-wall cups in as fast as 2-sec cycles.

Published: 5/10/2018

Paulson: Fill the Skills Gap…By Training
Training may not be a glitzy as seeing a new machine at a trade show, but the payback is just as real...and it just might help you find and retain employees.  

Published: 5/10/2018

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: LSR in the Spotlight
LSR remains a popular topic, visible at numerous molding demos at the show.

Published: 5/10/2018

Small Machines with Big Technology Portfolio
Boy Machines is demonstrating more technology “bang for the buck.”

Published: 5/10/2018

Home-Grown Production Monitoring System Brings Industry 4.0 to Smaller Shops
An automotive molder’s need for simple, affordable, easy-to-use production monitoring resulted in a system that brings data-driven decision making to plants of all sizes.

Published: 5/10/2018

Robots Play a Role in Industry 4.0
Robots are gaining the ability to monitor their internal systems for remote troubleshooting and predictive maintenance. They also are reporting production data.

Published: 5/9/2018

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Foam Fascination
A new physical foaming process and a significant enhancement of the MuCell process attract attention at the show.

Published: 5/9/2018

Thermoplastic Composites at NPE2018: Machinery and Equipment
Machinery and equipment at NPE2018 developed specifically for the fabrication of thermoplastic composites.