TOOLING

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.

New Melt Delivery and Control System Enables Design Freedom

Husky says its UltraShot Injection System liberates part design from the requirements of the injection molding process so that parts completed with other processes or post-mold assembly can now be produced in a single injection molding cycle.

Valve Gate Hot Runner Integrates New Servo Motor

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

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.

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.

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.

Clamp Configuration Tool

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

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.

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. 

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.

3D-Printed Hot Runner Manifold

The additive manufactured Streamrunner hot runner system from Hasco eliminates sharp corners for improved melt flow.

Injection Molding Simulation Platform Launches

Altair says its Inspire Mold program provides a simulation-driven approach for injection molding design for manufacturing (DFM).

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Tooling: The Lowdown on Guided Ejection Systems

  When, where, how and why to use them.  

Hot Runners: Valve Gate Nozzle Offers Greater Wear Resistance

Husky’s Ultra Helix 250 T2 targets small parts weights with difficult-to-access gate locations, promising less maintenance and more longevity.

'10 Things We’re Seeing in Machine Shops Right Now'

Metalworking shops and plastics plants make for interesting comparisons of their responses to the COVID-19 challenge.

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Injection Molding: Updated Mold-Filling Analysis Is 30% Faster

Coretech System of Taiwan says its new Moldex3D 2020 solver averages 30% faster calculations than the preceding R17 version with the same computing hardware.

Trade in Molds for Plastics Manufacturing: A V-shaped Recovery

U.S. exports of plastics molds in June were 36% above June 2019, and imports were up 4% from a year ago. Both exports and imports of molds are back to pre-COVID-19 levels. This could be an indication that demand from plastics processors has picked up in both domestic and export markets since the lockdown in March.

Graham Partners Assembles Medical Molding Group

Investment firm has funded a new conglomerate of three medical injection molders.

Tooling: Back to Basics On Die Springs--Part 2

Follow these steps for proper die-spring selection and installation.

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