Category Archives: Electronics

Apple Invention Combines Ceramics and Plastics

Apple is developing a comolded plastic and ceramic phone housing that combines the benefits of both materials. Traditionally phone housings have been molded plastic, but ceramics and glass [..]

Design, Electronics, Insert Molding, North America , ,

Invention Targets Mechanical Weakness of Molded-In Antennas

Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp., Tokyo, says it has developed a superior compound for making three-dimensional antennas in cellphones. The glass-reinforced alloy of polycarbonate and ABS contains as much as [..]

ABS, Asia, Electronics, Filler, Injection Molding, Laser Structuring, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Reinforcing Material , , ,

Unique Micro Molder Makes Internal Threads

Successful micro molding machines are highly customized. Some players such as Accumold build their own machines to meet demands of specific molds. A relatively new German micro molder [..]

Automation/Robots, Electronics, Europe, Medical, Micro Molding, Molds & Moldmaking ,

Research Shows Path To Improved Thermal Properties

Researchers at the University of Michigan have invented a specific plastic compound that releases heat 10 times faster than a typical plastic compound. The invention has no short-term [..]

Electronics

Metal Molding Makes Play For Smartphone Covers

Add powder injection molding (PIM) to the list of candidate processes for making smart phone covers stronger and less expensive. Machine builder Arburg and chemicals’ giant BASF formed [..]

Automation/Robotics, Design, Electronics, Europe, Metal Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding (MIM) , ,

Apple Develops Improved Sealing For Housings

Apple is developing a new injection molding technology to improve the watertight seal of mobile phone housings. In a U.S. patent application published today, adhesive is placed in [..]

Electronics, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, North America, Telecommunications , ,

PolyOne Expands Conductive Compound IP

PolyOne, Avon Lake, Ohio, is expanding its intellectual portfolio of electrically conductive compounds with a new technology for incorporating carbon nanotubes in polycarbonate. A patent application published yesterday [..]

Asia, Conductive Material, Consumer Goods, Design, Electronics, North America, Polycarbonate , , ,

SABIC Seeks Patent For Conformal Cooling Via Additive Manufacturing

SABIC is seeking to patent the concept of creating conformal cooling channels in mold inserts with additive manufacturing processes such as laser sintering.  A U.S. patent application titled [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Cooling/Heating, Design, Electronics, Injection Molding , ,

MCC’s New BioPlastic Is Expensive Niche Material

Acceptance rates are slow for a new engineering plastic called Durabio developed by Mazda and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) that targets polycarbonate and acrylic. The big problem is [..]

Asia, Automotive, Bioplastics, Electronics, Green

Extraction Unit Allows Safe Molding of Teflon

Technical parts made from Teflon are often machined because the polymer begins to decompose into hazardous fluorocarbon gases above 662°F. German electronics equipment producer Rohde & Schwarz, however, [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automation/Robots, Electronics, Europe, Micro Molding , ,