Category Archives: Two-Shot

Two-Shot Molding Replaces In-Mold Decoration

Ford cut costs 30 percent by using an innovative two-shot injection molding approach for an interior decoration bezel on the 2018 Fiesta subcompact. A three-dimensional decorative effect was [..]

ABS, Design, Polycarbonate, Two-Shot

Wireless Medical Devices Drive Growth at Phillips-Medisize

Phillips-Medisize is investing significantly in new personnel and equipment in response to a trend in drug delivery toward smaller, smarter, wirelessly connected electronic devices. Chris Conger, former VP [..]

Additive manufacturing, Amorphous Metals, Asia, Automotive, Cooling/Heating, Defense, Design, Electronics, Europe, Injection Molding, Medical, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), Micro Molding, North America, Two-Shot ,

Arburg Provides First US Window To Innovative Composite Project

Arburg will demonstrate an interesting lightweighting process that could prove attractive in particular for automotive applications at NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida, March 23-27. The booth demonstration will include [..]

Automotive, Europe, North America, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material, Two-Shot , , , , , ,

LSR Will Take Center Stage At NPE2015

Liquid silicone rubber is an increasingly important competitive weapon for American injection molders. Molding technologies are advancing, creating new opportunities for the thermoset elastomer, which boasts an impressive [..]

LSR, Micro Molding, Two-Shot , , , , ,

The Re-Arming of American Molders: A Look At Spindale

The re-arming of American injection molders continues at a strong pace. Emphasis is on work cell integration, automation and contract assembly. The latest example comes from Spindale, North [..]

Automation/Robotics, Consumer Goods, Design, Drying, Granulating, Injection Molding, North America, Resin Handling, Two-Shot ,

First Sustainable Crank Shaft Cover Get A Dose of Castor

A crank shaft cover with integrated oil seal in the new Volkswagen MDB-4 diesel engine platform is made with a 50 percent glass filled polyamide 4/10 that is [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Europe, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material, Two-Shot , , , , , ,

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

Schad’s Startup Spreads Its Wings and Starts to Fly

North America’s newest injection molding machinery producer Athena Automation (Vaughan, Ontario) says it will ship 20 machines this year as it ramps up production. A new 155,000 square [..]

Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Management, Medical, North America, Two-Shot

Xaloy Invents Single Injection Unit Coinjection Process

In a great example of Yankee ingenuity, Xaloy of New Castle, Pa., is commercializing a single-screw, single-barrel package that permits coinjection without investing in a separate (and costly) [..]

Injection Molding, North America, Two-Shot ,

Tight Tolerances? No Problem for Challenging Bioplastic Part

Bioplastics are making steady, if slow, inroads into automotive applications. A particularly interesting new one is a lightweight multi-functional crankshaft cover in EcoPaXX, DSM’s bio-based polyamide 410, for [..]

Automotive, Bioplastics, Europe, Injection Molding, Polyamides, Two-Shot