Category Archives: Auxiliary Equipment

Low Pressure Is Hot In Package Molding

Low pressure molding is gaining in importance as a way to improve productivity in the production of high-volume, thin-walled packaging. Procter & Gamble is developing low pressure injection [..]

Automation/Robotics, Compression, Design, Injection compression, Molds & Moldmaking, Packaging, polypropylene, Stack , , , , , ,

Move Over Baxter, New Hannover Robots Dazzle

Robots equipped with new lower-price sensors and vision systems hold promise to dramatically improve productivity in injection molding plants. A Boston-based company called Rethink Robotics already has its [..]

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

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 , , , , , ,

Novel Vacuum Receiver Attacks Contamination, Abrasion

Inventor Chuck Thiele is reporting good results from the introduction of the vacuum receiver that he and licensee Piovan of Italy introduced at K2013. Called PureFlo, the receiver [..]

Auxiliary Equipment, Design, Drying, Europe, North America, Resin Handling , ,

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