TOOLING

Injection Molding

Injection Molding: Store, Manage & Analyze Mold Simulation Data in the Cloud

Moldex3D iSLM helps manage, share and easily analyze large volumes of mold simulation data.

Tooling

MGS Acquires Formteknik

The Wisconsin-headquartered supplier of molding, molds and automation cells adds three mold making facilities in Europe—Denmark, Sweden, Germany—with the acquisition.

Mold Maintenance

Cycle Counter Line Expands

Progressive Components has introduced its CounterView cycle counter in left- and right-hand orientations, as well as a new high-temperature counter.

Mold Maintenance

Fast Heat Acquired

The supplier of hot runner controls and diagnostic products has been acquired by its former general manager, Chad Root, and long-time production manager, Manny Diaz.

Tooling

Clamp Configuration Tool

Zero clamping systems can come preconfigured with fitting holes, eliminating a manufacturing step for mold plates.

Injection Molding

Keeping It in the Family: Medical Molder Grows with Second Generation at the Helm

Evolving from a two-man moldmaking company in a rented garage to three unique businesses, including a new medical injection molding unit, with 185 full-time employees, Micro Mold, Plastikos and Plastikos Medical enter their fourth decade family-led and poised for growth.
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Packaging

Italian Machine Tool Builder Sets up U.S. Operation

Firm furnishes CNC machines for sheet for tooling applications.

Mold Maintenance

Tool Separator Eases Mold Service and Maintenance

RUD’s Tool Separator is said to require only five minutes and one person to complete the entire mold separation process.

Injection Molding

Protolabs Launches Revamped Digital Quoting Platform

Initially unveiled in Europe, the new digital manufacturing platform will be coming to the U.S. in early 2021, bringing greater speed and flexibility to quoting of injection molded, CNC machined, and 3D-printed parts. 
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Tooling

Plastic Mold Buyers Guide to Be Updated

After nearly 25 years, the plastic industry’s guide for buying molds—Customs and Practices of the Moldmaking Industry—is being updated by the the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), in conjunction with  the moldmaking sector.