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Published: 6/1/2019

Placing a Bet on Bioplastics
Steinwall has put years of R&D into learning to design and mold with biopolymers and natural-fiber reinforcements. Now that groundwork is beginning to pay off.

Published: 5/20/2019

LSR Molders Now Can Tailor Cure Speed, Temperature & Durometer
Elkem’s LSR Select is enabling faster cures at lower temperatures and custom durometer blends. Dosing equipment has caught up with capabilities of this novel material system.

Published: 5/6/2019

System Offers 'Lights Out' Mold-Channel Cleaning & Diagnostics
New system automatically cleans mold-cooling lines—including conformal channels—removing rust and calcium, among other deposits, while simultaneously testing for leaks, measuring flow rate and applying rust inhibitor.

Published: 5/1/2019

Super-Compact Auxiliary Injection And Intrusion Units
Unusually compact secondary injectors outfit standard presses for multicomponent and sandwich molding.

Published: 5/1/2019

How to Quickly Verify Your Machine & Process Setpoints
For a quick check of your process setup, the injection-pressure-vs.-time graph is your best tool.

Published: 5/1/2019

Implementing Automation Systems: How to Do It Right
If you’re thinking of putting a complex automation system for high-volume consumables into your plant, consider these tips on making sure both you and your supplier are ready to give it the best chance of success.

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.