TOOLING NEWS

Hot Runners

Oerlikon Acquires INGlass and its HRSflow Hot Runner Business

The Swiss maker of flow control components, including gear metering pumps, has acquired the Italian headquartered mold maker and its hot runner unit.

Injection Molding

Uniphase Doubles Size With $3 Million Expansion

The custom injection molder and moldmaker has completed a 25,000-ft2 expansion, bringing its facility in St. Charles, Ill. to 50,000-ft2.

Mold Simulation

Simulating Two-Shot Molding: How Does the First Shot Affect Overall Part Warpage?

Moldex3D simulation can integrate analysis of the first-shot temperature, pressure, and fiber orientation into warpage analysis of the second shot.

Tooling

Fortify Completes Equity Round

The Boston-based inventor of the Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) additive manufacturing technology secured $20 million in funding.

Mold Maintenance

DMS North America Acquires Component Guys

The acquisition, effective March 1, reunites former and present DMS team members.

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.

Tooling

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

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.

Packaging

Italian Machine Tool Builder Sets up U.S. Operation

Firm furnishes CNC machines for sheet for tooling applications.

Additive Manufacturing

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. 
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