Category Archives: Defense

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 , , ,

Is 3D Printing Just Lipstick Or The Real Deal for ARC Group?

What is your company worth? The market capitalization of ARC Group Worldwide, a metal and plastic injection molder, has swung wildly in the past 52 weeks. From 2007 [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Defense, Electronics, Management, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America, Office Products , , , , ,

War On ISIS Speeds Development Of Drones

Among the eye-catching exhibits at IMTS 2014 in Chicago earlier this month were new military drones that can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 1 and at [..]

Additive manufacturing, Carbon Composites, Defense, Epoxy, Polyamides , ,

New Super Plastics Can Beat Metals

An under-the-radar Arizona-based company has developed new molding and sizing technology to produce what it calls “the strongest line of injection moldable thermoplastic composites available.” The reinforcing material [..]

Aircraft, Alternative energy, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Defense, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Industrial, Injection Molding, Medical, North America, Oil Country, Polyamides, Polyphenylene sulfide, Polyphthalamide, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

MPIF: Metal Molding Will Grow 10-15% This Year

Metal injection molding (MIM) in the United States is growing at a  rate of 10 to 15 percent this year, according to a recent economics report from Richard [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Defense, Design, Electronics, Medical, Metal Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America

Impact of the Glock Design Continues to Grow

Financial news announced yesterday by Smith & Wesson shows the increasing importance of injection molding to the firearms industry. The Springfield, Mass. company is acquiring all of the [..]

Defense, Design, Injection Molding, North America, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material , , , , ,

ARC Is Emerging As Power Player In Metal Molding

A powerhouse is quietly emerging in the metal injection molding  (MIM) business. A company based in Florida called the ARC Group Worldwide has formed a Precision Components Group, [..]

Aircraft, Asia, Defense, Europe, Medical, Metal Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America , ,

US Army Wants Its Battlefield Electronics To Disappear

The U.S. military may become a significant new market for high-end biodegradable plastics. “DARPA is looking for a way to make electronics that last precisely as long as [..]

Bioplastics, Defense, Design, Electronics, North America ,

Silica Nano Wires Make Composites Stronger, Lighter

British researchers say they have developed nano reinforcing fibers made of silica that could create composites that are stronger and lighter than those made with traditional glass reinforcements. [..]

Composites, Defense, Europe, Reinforcing Material, Sports

Look for MIM In Gun Parts

Expect more penetration of the metal injection molding (MIM) process into the firearms’ components business. MIM offers an opportunity to create precise net shape parts at significant cost [..]

Defense, Design, Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding, North America, Powder Metal ,