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Published: 1/1/2020

Tenere Shapes Market Niche Where Metal and Plastics Meet
Joining metal and plastics to target some of today’s most dynamic industries, contract manufacturer Tenere reinvented itself—and its customer list—in 2016.

Published: 1/1/2020

Injection Molding: Faster, Smarter, More Efficient Machines Tackle Sustainable Molding at K 2019
Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.

Published: 1/1/2020

Blow Molding: Something for Everyone at K Show
Packaging, industrial, continuous-extrusion, accumulator-head, injection-blow, stretch-blow, EPET, foam, sandwich co-injection—the blow molding news was wide ranging at K 2019.

Published: 12/1/2019

Learn from Injection Molding’s Thought Leaders: Register Now for Molding 2020
The world’s premier injection molding technical conference comes to Chicago, March 17-19.

Published: 10/1/2019

Molder Adopts ‘Semi-Smart’ Automation
R&D Plastics finds new and more sophisticated ways to use robots.

Published: 7/1/2019

AUTOMATION—PART 1 Why Cartesian Robots Are the All-Around Choice for Injection Molding
This first of three articles on automation for injection molders explains why Cartesian (linear) robots are molders’ first choice in a large majority of applications. Two following articles make the case for, respectively, articulated and coll...

Published: 7/1/2019

To Succeed in Manufacturing, Focus on Your People First
It’s not easy being a custom injection molder in the NYC metro area. For Natech Plastics, the key is developing employees’ skills and commitment.

Published: 7/1/2019

‘Cobot’ Molding Assistants Take on New Challenges
They’re not just for packing boxes anymore. Collaborative robots are proving themselves capable of more sophisticated machine-tending tasks.

Published: 7/1/2019

AUTOMATION—PART 2 When to Consider Six-Axis Articulated-Arm Robots
Extraordinary versatility suits articulated-arm robots to a wide variety of operations, from loading inserts and unloading parts to decorating, assembly and testing. They also pair well with Cartesian robots. Many mounting options and improved ...

Published: 7/1/2019

Automate ... or Else
If your molding process isn’t automated, it’s likely not as efficient as it can be.