INJECTION MOLDING

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Process Monitoring or Production Monitoring—Why Not Both?

Molders looking to both monitor an injection molding process effectively and manage production can definitely do both with tools available today, but the question is how best to tackle these twin challenges.
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Busting Myths: How Additive Polymers Affect Builds

With advances in additive polymers, it may be time to consider moving a traditionally manufactured part to 3D printing.
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Get Better at Quoting Injection Molded Parts: Part 3

Follow these detailed tips to get the jobs you want. This installment focuses on the mold and the molding machine.
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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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Process Monitoring or Production Monitoring—Why Not Both?

Molders looking to both monitor an injection molding process effectively and manage production can definitely do both with tools available today, but the question is how best to tackle these twin challenges.

Improve Quality & Productivity With Advanced Screw Design

Most molders are still running with screw designs that haven’t changed much in 30 years. But they don’t need to.  

The Importance of Gauging Residence-Time Distribution—Part 2

Each molecule in the molded product can have a different residence time. This variance is reflected in the Residence-Time Distribution, which you can learn how to determine below.  

Residence Time and Residence-Time Distribution—Part 1 of 2

Failing to calculate and accurately account for residence time can compromise material integrity before it’s even injected.

Injection Molding: Understand the Link Between Feed Throat Temperature & Bridging

Save time and money by properly controlling the feed-throat temperature. In some cases—but not all—it can help you solve a bridging problem.

How to Know When Your Process is Ready to Make Acceptable Parts

Focus on six key metrics to help you determine when a process is lined out and stable enough to start production. 

Injection Molding: New Robots & Customer Portal for Monitoring & Remote Assistance

Campetella’s open house showcases enhancements in performance and service.

SPONSORED

Busting Myths: How Additive Polymers Affect Builds

With advances in additive polymers, it may be time to consider moving a traditionally manufactured part to 3D printing.
#npe

Improve Quality & Productivity With Advanced Screw Design

Most molders are still running with screw designs that haven’t changed much in 30 years. But they don’t need to.  
#scientificmolding #processingtips #screws

Arburg Announces Live, Interactive Broadcasts

arburgXvision launches in January with 10 subsequent monthly broadcasts featuring simultaneous English translation.

Engel Launches Used Machinery Business

Located in Prague based on Eastern Europe’s interest in second-hand equipment, the unit will buy back, refurbish and sell injection molding machines and robots.

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.

Get Better at Quoting Injection Molded Parts: Part 2

Follow these detailed tips to get you the jobs you want. Here we factor in the costs of scrap and regrind, along with energy and certain additives. 

Husky Announces Digital Event

Experience Husky will be a two-day interactive virtual event that will include webinars and presentations from subject matter experts; virtual tours of Husky campuses; and more.

Addifab Announces Partnership, Micromolding Offering, PIM Viability

The Danish company’s novel additive manufacturing technology that prints dissolvable injection mold inserts from a UV-cured resin had a busy finish to 2020.

Packaging Machine Range Extended

Engel says its duo speed injection molding machines are its fastest two-platen presses and will target larger packaging and logistics applications like buckets and storage containers.

“Injection Molding at the Speed of 3D Printing”

Wait—isn’t that backwards?

Protolabs Accelerates Development Time for Covid-19 Contract Tracing Device

Protolabs helped a contact tracing and social distancing system move from idea to finished product in six weeks, permitting its manufacturer to get back to work and make thousands more of the devices that have subsequently allowed other businesses to come back online.