POST-PROCESSING

Additives

Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better

Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.
#polyolefins #monitoring #Elastomers

Post-Processing

New ‘Dry’ Process Puts Circuitry on Plastics

Laser ablation and plasma etching team up to apply thicker conductive layers without a ‘wet’ plating process.

Drying

AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Efficiency

These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’
#monitoring

Medical

INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Molding Exhibits Show Off Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations

If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force.
#monitoring

Consumer Products

Plasma Ski Patent: A Game Changer For Skiing

Innovative process modifies the functional properties of the surface of UHMWPE ski bases.

Post-Processing

Servo Welder Gives Molder More Control

Applications that require near-hermetic seals are now easily achieved by this electronic contract manufacturer.
#planttour #bestpractices

Injection Molding

Ford Recognizes Extol in SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

Cited for hot-plate weld tooling used to make glove box.

Post-Processing

Manual &Test Methods For In-Mold Label Tech Now Available

AWA research and consultancy releases first-of-a-kindcompilation in the industry of test methods for in-mold labels.

Injection Molding

Touch-Sensitive Control Surfaces: The Next Thing in Medical Technology?

Cost savings and cleanability are moving overmolded capacitive-sensing films from automotive consoles into medical equipment.