GAS & WATER ASSIST

Make Your Mark in Plastics Technology’s 'Top Shops' Survey

Benchmark your injection molding operation by being a part of our annual survey. Learn more about “best-in-class” practices that separate the tops shops from the rest.
#scientificmolding #bestpractices #topshops

#MeetMeInChicago

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. 

Data Driven, Employee Owned

Approaching its seventh decade in business, PTA Plastics has shifted its location and remade its customer base since its founding in 1953, but many things have not changed in the intervening years, including an emphasis on people and leading-edge technologies.
#planttour

Call for Injection Molding Experts

Next March in Chicago, the Molding Conference will convene for the 30th time, and we’re currently seeking experts to share their injection insights.

Water Injection Beats Gas Assist in Lightweighting Car Door Panel

Renault’s conversion from metal-frame construction to plastics prototype switched from gas assist to water injection. Here’s why and how.
#closeupontechnology

KNOW HOW: EXPERT ADVICE

Pay Attention to Heat Transfer

Money will be lost if cooling is not done right.

Injection Molding: Industry 4.0 Advances at Fakuma 2017

At October’s Fakuma fair in Germany, several injection machine suppliers will showcase their progress toward Industry 4.0 connectivity.
#monitoring

VIDEO: A Look Back at Molding 2017

John Bozzelli’s workshop; RocTool’s Open House; an interview with Bruce Main; and insights from conference co-chairs Matt Naitove and Tony Deligio.

By the Numbers: Molding 2017 Adds Up to One Can’t-Miss Event

Two-and-a-half days, seven tracks, nine breakout sessions, 50-plus presentations, 35 exhibitors, and 11 sponsors.

What's Out There, What's Coming and Trying to Know What You Don't

Leading companies do three things consistently when it comes to technology.

There’s More at Molding 2017

An at-the-press seminar with a Scientific Molding guru and a tour/live demonstration of an innovative rapid mold heating and cooling technology have been added to the long-running event.

Video: Peter Neumann's Exit Interview

After 35 years (and 12 K Shows), Engel's Dr. Peter Neumann retired on Dec. 1, handing over the family held company to the next generation—his nephew.

11th Hour Extension to Proposed Lockout/Tagout Rule Changes

Deadline extended from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2017 as stakeholders weigh the potential impact on injection machine maintenance and mold changes.

Watch This Space

The final agenda for Molding 2017 is taking shape with lots of updates on injection molding’s premier annual conference and exhibit to come.

Have Something to Say About Injection Molding?

Do you have knowledge that if shared could positively impact injection molding?

The 5 M’s of Molding—Part 5: Method

Once a molding problem has been identified, use “method” to determine whether the issue is with Man, Mold, Machine or Material.

Save the Date: Molding 2016, March 29-31

Industry’s preeminent technical conference on injection molding will have broader appeal next year.

Are You an Injection Molding Expert? Want to Become One?

Whether or not you think cycle time refers to how long it takes to bike somewhere; cold runners are winter joggers; or back pressure is a massage technique, Molding 2016 is the place for you.