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Arburg Acquires Drive and Automation Company

The injection molding machine supplier has acquired its long-time development partner and supplier of electric drives, vertically integrating a key capacity.

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Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion Conferences, together with the Amerimold Expo. 

Injection Molding Machine Line Launched

Available in North America in late 2021, the NEO Series from Tederic debuted at Chinaplas 2021 with six lines.

Multi-Component Molding Options Added to Machine Line

Haitian’s Zhafir Multi multi-component molding machines or add-on injection units give molders more 2K options.

Third Generation of Hybrid and All-Electric Machines Come to North America

Absolute Haitian says the latest generation of the electric Zeres III and all-electric Venus III offers advances in hardware and software.

KNOW HOW: EXPERT ADVICE

Bozzelli Offers At-the-Press Injection Molding Training

Scientific molding guru John Bozzelli walked a sold-out class through the basics of scientific injection molding at Molding 2017.

15 Things to Know About Servo-Driven Injection Machines

Drive technology for injection molding machines has been continuously evolving, and servo motors have become widely used in a variety of roles. Here’s what molders need to know about today’s servo drives in terms of cost, performance, maintenance, and training.

Pay Attention to Heat Transfer

Money will be lost if cooling is not done right.

How to Make the Transition to Electric Presses

Electric injection machines are becoming more and more prevalent, and as they hit the shop floor, you are responsible for making them produce parts with dimensions, appearance, and performance to client specifications.

Don't Neglect Cooling... There's Money to Be Made

For most injection molding jobs, cooling is 95% of the cycle time.

Injection Molding: All-Electric Machine Line Expands

Engel has added a 130-ton press to its all-electric line of e-mac machines, which now ranges from 50 to 280 tons.

Injection Molding: Hybrid Line Targeting Packaging Adds Lower Tonnage

Engel has added a 280-ton machine to its e-speed series of injection molding machines, targeting makers of thin-walled containers, buckets and matching lids.

Injection Molding: Low-Cost Structural-Foam Press for Pallets

Wilmington Machinery’s latest is built to compete with Asian machines in this size range.

Injection Molding: Upper Range of High-Speed Packaging Presses Extended

Yizumi-HPM has expanded its PAC-K series of injection molding machines, adding a fourth model with 610 tons of clamping force.

Fakuma Show Goes On (Digitally) for Wittmann Battenfeld

Self-contained inline scrap integration; medical, LSR, and packaging Cells; an MES Upgrade and more to be introduced virtually.

Metro Mold & Design Adds Four Injection Molding Machines

Minnesota based injection molder and blow molder invested a total of $4 million in equipment, including four Engel injection molding machines and Ilsemann Automation technology.

Injection Molding: All-Electric Machine Line Boasts Smaller Footprint

Optimized toggle geometry on the latest e-mac from Engel shortens footprint without impacting opening stroke.

Penn State Behrend Installs Consigned Zeres Injection Molding Machine

The university’s plastics processing lab will use the electric 101-ton Zhafir Zeres injection molding machine in hands-on coursework as part of its B.S. in Plastics Engineering Technology.

Injection Molding: High-Speed Electric Line Available in U.S., Canada

Haitian’s Zhafir Zeres F line of electric injection molding machines is now available in the U.S. and Canada via the exclusive distributor for the region, Absolute Haitian.

Injection Molding: Arburg Introduces Its Largest Packaging Machine Ever

The hybrid press features 660 tons of clamp force, 40 inches between its tiebars and shot weights up to 148 ounces.

Injection: Updated All-Electric Machine Series Targets Cap Production

Engel has updated its e-cap line of all-electric machines promising more speed and efficiency, including sub 2-sec cycles.

New Machine Model Available With Online Ordering for the First Time

A new special model of injection molding machines from Germany’s Dr. Boy GmbH & Co. KG will be available for online ordering in Germany and Austria for the first time ever.