Category Archives: Foam molding

Chrome Auto Plating Gains Despite Challenges

A dozen European companies are eyeing increased opportunity to plate injection molded plastic parts as car makers, particularly in Europe and Asia, are stepping up efforts to reduce [..]

ABS, Automotive, Europe, Foam molding, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, Polyamides, Polycarbonate ,

PullPress Makes Complex Carbon Composite Parts Quickly

Pultrusion and compression molding are combined in the PullPress process developed by Secar Technologie and Evonik to produce complex carbon composite parts that include light weight rigid foam [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Compression, compression molding, Epoxy, Europe, Foam, Foam molding, Insert Molding, Resin Transfer Molding, Sports ,

New Polyolefin Boosts Surface Aesthetics of MuCell Parts

Asahi Kasei is introducing today a specially developed polyolefin at NPE2015 that significantly improves the surface finish of parts molded with MuCell microcellular foaming technology. The compound is [..]

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The MakerBot Crowd Will Love This News From Stratasys

One of my favorite companies on the technical conference circuit in the past two years has been an under-the-radar contract R&D startup near River Falls, Wisc. named Interfacial [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Foam molding, Green, Injection Molding, North America, Reinforcing Material, Wood-plastic composite ,

Lightweighting Foam Process Gets Push At Chinaplas

It might seem surprising at first blush, but sustainability will be an important theme at Chinaplas 2014, which will be held April 23 to 26 in Shanghai. The [..]

Asia, Automotive, Foam molding, Green , , ,

K2013: The Best of the Rest

Here are my remaining picks, six through 10, for the best new technologies I saw at K2013 held last month in Düsseldorf, Germany. –Doug Smock   6. Driven [..]

Automotive, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Cooling/Heating, Design, Electronics, Europe, Foam molding, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Resin Transfer Molding , , , , , , , ,

MuCell Spreads its Wings at K2013, Adds Blow Molding

One of the favorite plastics technologies of processing experts globally is a physical foaming process called MuCell originally developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Many academic technology [..]

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Dolphin Process Allows Undercuts, Complex Design

Engel says it is negotiating with OEMs to extend application of its unique Dolphin process, which allows design engineers to achieve complex geometries and undercuts in a time- [..]

Automotive, Design, Europe, Foam, Foam molding, Injection compression

Remote-Controlled Quadshot Performs Aerial Acrobatics

The Quadshot is a remote-controlled (RC) aircraft combining the stability and control of a helicopter with the speed and maneuverability of an airplane. “There’s really nothing quite like [..]

ABS, Aircraft, Asia, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Design, Foam molding, Injection Molding, North America, Polyamides, Polycarbonate, Reinforcing Material ,