TOOLING NEWS

Molds & Tooling

Injection Molding & 3D Printing Combine to Make ‘Impossible’ Parts

Stereolithography cavity inserts can be injected with thermoplastic, then removed from the mold and dissolved away to leave a complex-shaped part.

Injection Molding

Digitized Process Streamlines Hardware Ordering and Manufacturing

Husky says new components can be configured via a web interface and manufactured in a completely automated process, slashing lead times from several weeks to a few hours.
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Injection Molding

Kruger Plastics Products Acquires Northern California Injection Molding and El Dorado Molds

The combined business—which is rebranding as Springboard Manufacturing—has facilities in California, Michigan and North Carolina with approximately 250 employees and more than 100 injection molding machines ranging in size from 40 to 1,300 tons.

Medical

GW Plastics to Expand Its Operations in Ireland

The molder and moldmaker is expanding its 2017 toolmaking acquisition in Sligo—Avenue Mould Solutions—and establishing a new cleanroom molding facility.

Molds & Tooling

U.S. and Swiss Mold Makers Agree to Service Cooperation Partnership

Accede and KEBO will help service each other’s customers in Europe and North America, respectively.

Molds & Tooling

Westfall Technik Buys Another Molder, a Moldmaker, and Mold Hotrunner Solutions

Injection Molder and moldmaker adds a hot-runner supplier to its growing family.

Stretch Blow Molding

Sidel Acquires PET Packaging Designer & Moldmaker

PET Engineering Srl in Italy adds to Sidel’s package of PET packaging capabilities.

Molds & Tooling

Austrian LSR Tooling & Systems Supplier Now Represented in U.S.

ACH Solution USA is a new resource for injection molders.

Stretch Blow Molding

Krones Acquires MHT for PET Tooling

Krones significantly increased its capabilities in PET preform design and molding.

Molds & Tooling

Tooling Vet Oles Joins ALBA as President, CEO

Joins John Dineen as co-owners of ALBA.