Additive Manufacturing

More Milestones for EVCO Plastics

Custom injection molder is adding floorspace, machine capacity, and contract manufacturing capabilities at multiple plants in the U.S. and Mexico.


Decorating/Printing: Industrial Inkjet Printer Boosts Productivity of Wire and Cable Products

Leibinger’s new Jet Rapid Wire coding system for cables, wires, pipes and tubes boasts marking speeds of up to 1000 m/min.


Welding: Next-Generation Ultrasonic Welders Unite Form and Function

Herrmann Ultrasonics’ new HiQ G2 series boasts a new dimension of communication and ergonomics in ultrasonic welding for perfect and repeatable joining results.


Paper IML Trims PP Tub to a Skeleton

Stiff paper in-mold label provides topload strength while allowing removal of 76% of the PP in injection molded food tubs.


Testing: Versatile Laser Marking for Large Parts

Amada Miyachi’s WL-300A laser workstations are highly configurable and designed for industrial manufacturing.


Blow Molding: Digital Inkjet Printing onto PET Bottles

Printing directly on bottles can substitute for labels and in some cases can take place inside the blow molder.


Permanent Labeling Technology for LSE Polyolefin Parts Further Expanded

MIGs’ innovative VersaFlex Labeling System can be used for decorating blow molded, injection molded, thermoformed and rotationally molded polyolefin products, 


Auto Filters Get Superior Seals with Servo Ultrasonic Welding

Automotive Tier 1 gets stronger welds and shorter cycle times in assembly of small transmission filters—results not possible with vibration welding.


Decorating: New Way to Apply Touch Sensors to Plastic Parts

New Kurz roll-on technology for large-area sensors improves speed and quality, reduces cost. See it first at K 2019.


Decorating, Printing, Finishing: Taking Corona and Plasma Surface Treatment Beyond Industry 4.0

Vetaphone now offers hardware interfaces such as Profinet on its equipment to allow centralized set-up and control.