TOOLING

Hot Runners

Barnes Group Names New Head for Molding Solutions Unit

Jessica Poliner has been named president of the unit, which includes Synventive, Thermoplay, männer, FOBOHA, Priamus, and Gammaflux, replacing Norbert Scheid who retired.

Hot Runners

Running Cold to Hot: Tipping Point to Convert to a Hot Runner System

As the original melt-delivery system, cold runners still have their place in injection molding, but when demand for a plastic part—and required production—rise, the move to a hot runner can unlock myriad benefits.

Hot Runners

Valve Gate Hot Runner Integrates New Servo Motor

The compact direct-drive servo motor design minimizes stack height and simplifies mold design.

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.

Injection Molding

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.

Tooling

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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Sheet Extrusion

Italian Machine Tool Builder Sets up U.S. Operation

Firm furnishes CNC machines for sheet for tooling applications.