Category Archives: Electronics

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 , ,

Google Invents Molding Process For Phone Lens

Injection molding is hot in Silicon Valley. Apple has famously invented new technology for the molding of amorphous metals and composites, racking up more than 50 patents in [..]

Consumer Goods, Electronics, North America , ,

CES 2017: China Dominates Molding

More than 200,000 people are expected to pack into Las Vegas this week to attend the 50th Consumer Electronics Show, now called just CES. It’s become a must-attend [..]

Electronics, North America ,

Microsoft Invents Micro Molded Light Guides

Microsoft has developed a micro injection molding technology to make light guides for handheld and other electronic devices. The micro light guide receives light from an illuminator and [..]

Acrylic, Electronics, Micro Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, Polycarbonate , , , , ,

Engel Makes Composites With In-Situ Polymerization

Engel Austria is combining in situ polymerization of sold caprolactam and injection molding in a parallel process in a novel exhibit at Composites Europe 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, [..]

Automotive, Electronics, Europe, Injection Molding ,

New Insert Molded Electronics Are Very Thin

Polycarbonate film replaces light pipes in newly developed electronic illumination devices that are very thin. TactoTek, a Finnish manufacturer of 3D injection molded structural electronics is commercializing the [..]

Automotive, Consumer Goods, Design, Electronics, Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding ,

LSR: Arburg Will Demonstrate New Optically Clear Lens

The latest technology in liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding will be on display at Medical Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis next month in a demonstration by Arburg, 2KM, [..]

Electronics, LSR, LSR, North America , ,

Biowires Hold Promise For Next Era of Molded Electronic Devices

The effort to integrate molded parts and electrical circuitry is as old as injection molding itself. Eugen and Karl Hehl built their first injection molding machine in 1954 [..]

Electronics, Medical