Category Archives: Industrial

3D Printer Creates In-Machine Castings

A Tennessee 3D printing startup is targeting a very specific production niche: cast plastic and metal parts in the 100 to 1000 volume range. Collider Tech of Chattanooga, [..]

Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Industrial, North America

Can Injection Molding Save Stratasys?

Stratasys, the global leader in additive manufacturing, this morning reported very disappointing quarterly financial results, reflecting the plunge in its MakerBot business, global economic weakness, and increased competitiveness [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Africa/MidEast, Design, Europe, Industrial, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, North America, Polyacetal , , , , ,

Kraton Makes Interesting Bio Feedstock Play As Shale Gas Riles Markets

Stock prices of Kraton Performance Polymers, a Shell spinoff, have been whipsawed by volatile butadiene and styrene prices since the company went public in 2009. The move to [..]

Elastomers, Green, Industrial, North America , , ,

Advanced Manufacturing Consortia Will Be A Major Obama Legacy

President Barack Obama has made major progress despite significant headwinds. The President’s legacy will include the Affordable Care Act, the revival of the American economy from near collapse, [..]

Aircraft, Alternative energy, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Defense, Electronics, Industrial, Medical , , ,

Amish Country Firm Pioneers Hot New Elastomeric 3D Printing Resin

A recently introduced elastomeric 3D printing plastic with very good hardness characteristics is creating a lot of excitement among design engineers, who have struggled to find additive manufacturing [..]

Additive manufacturing, Elastomers, Industrial, Medical, North America , , ,

Lab Demonstrates Conformal 3D Printing of Active Electronics

3D printing can be used to assemble hard-to-combine materials into functioning devices, such as complex electronics made from nanoparticles. In a demonstration by Princeton research engineers, electronics were 3D [..]

Additive manufacturing, Industrial

Engel Has Six 5,500 Tonners In The Field

Where are the biggest injection molding machines in the world (continuing a previous post)? Maurizio Passalacqua, managing director of ENGEL Italia, tells The Molding Blog that Engel has [..]

Europe, Industrial, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Three-Shot, Two-Shot

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 , , , ,

Igus Introduces Triboplastic for 3D Printing

In an interesting development for the 3D printing movement, a global leader in the development of proprietary plastic compounds for use in bearings and linear guides is now [..]

Additive manufacturing, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Industrial , ,

New PPS Speeds Crystallization, Reducing Mold Temperature

A new engineering plastic from Celanese is advancing the potential for overmolding of RFID tags. Fortron ICE polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) enables full crystallinity at lower temperatures while maintaining [..]

Electronics, Industrial, Polyphenylene sulfide , ,