Category Archives: Automation/Robotics

NPE2015: Newest Version of Composite Pedal Cuts Weight 30%

Development of high-speed, low-cost systems to produce composite parts for automotive and other high-volume applications is a major strategy at Engel, a leading global producer of injection molding [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Design, Europe, North America, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material , ,

Engel Commercializes First-Ever Liquidmetal Molding Machine

Engel, the global plastics machinery producer based in Austria, is now offering for public sale the first-ever injection molding machine to produce parts made from amorphous zirconium alloys. [..]

Aircraft, Amorphous Metals, Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Defense, Electronics, Metal Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America, Sports , , ,

The Re-Arming of American Molders: A Look At Spindale

The re-arming of American injection molders continues at a strong pace. Emphasis is on work cell integration, automation and contract assembly. The latest example comes from Spindale, North [..]

Automation/Robotics, Consumer Goods, Design, Drying, Granulating, Injection Molding, North America, Resin Handling, Two-Shot ,

GMT Molding Replaces Steel Assembly In Mustang Seatback

GMT, a granddaddy of thermoplastic composites, has had slow market penetration since its commercial roll-out by PPG Industries and GE in the 1970s and 1980s. There was some [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Compression, Design, Glass-Reinforced Composites, North America, Reinforcing Material , , ,

First Sustainable Crank Shaft Cover Get A Dose of Castor

A crank shaft cover with integrated oil seal in the new Volkswagen MDB-4 diesel engine platform is made with a 50 percent glass filled polyamide 4/10 that is [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Europe, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material, Two-Shot , , , , , ,

All-Rite Prospers With Focus on Metal/Plastics Assemblies

One interesting example of the make-over of American manufacturing is All-Rite Industries of Lake Zurich, Illinois, which has tripled in size in less than five years by providing [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Comolding, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Joining, North America, Polyamides , , ,

Best of K2013: Engel Takes Third Spot for Systems Technology

Best of K: Number Three Systems Integration Automation and in-mold integration of functions are major trends in plastics molding, and not surprisingly there were many significant demonstrations at [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Europe, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Medical

Functional Foils Replace ITO Lamination in Highly Automated Cell

One of the many interesting demonstrations at K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany next month will be a highly automated cell showing how indium tin oxide foils can be [..]

Acrylic, Automation/Robotics, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Europe, In-Mold Decorating, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Lamination , , ,

Baxter May Change the Equation For Small US Molders

Visit a high-tech molder anywhere in the world and you will see sophisticated robots in every work cell. That’s particularly true in the United States and Europe where [..]

Automation/Robotics, Injection Molding, Management, North America , ,