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Injection Molding

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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Tooling

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.

Molds & Tooling

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.

Molds & Tooling

Graham Partners Assembles Medical Molding Group

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

Molds & Tooling

Molds for Plastics Monthly Trade Monitor

This monthly trade statistics report—developed by Perc Pineda, PhD, Plastics Industry Association’s Chief Economist—includes monthly and year-over-year analysis of U.S. plastics mold trade. In this report, exports and imports of plastics molds are broken down by HTS number and by country, providing deeper insights on export market growth and import trends by product and country of origin.
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Mold Maintenance

PCS Company Launches New Website

The mold component supplier says the new site will feature faster load times and a more user friendly experience, including a responsive design that allows users to view it on any device.

Mold Maintenance

iD Additives to Host Virtual Open House

iD Additives Inc. will host the mold-maintenance-themed event Wednesday, August 5 from 9 a.m.-12 noon CST.

Molds & Tooling

Moldworx Consolidates Into Single facility

The injection molder and moldmaker has combined those functionalities into a single operation in Chandler, Ariz.

Hot Runners

Barnes Group Announces Restructuring

The company, whose portfolio companies include Synventive, Thermoplay, männer, Foboha, Priamus and Gammaflux, will cut approximately 400 jobs globally.

Injection Molding

Coronavirus Doubles Demand for Used Blow Molding Machines

Demand for hand sanitizer, alcohol, cleaning products and beverages is reportedly straining capacity in blow molding.