Category Archives: Molds & Moldmaking

Thermoplastics Break Out In 3D-Printed Autoclavable Tools

Additive Engineering Solutions of Akron Ohio has successfully printed autoclavable composite molding tools in 16 different thermoplastics using a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine from Cincinnati Inc. [..]

Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Engineering Thermoplastics, Molds & Moldmaking, North America, Polyphenylene sulfide , , ,

GM Eyes Advanced Aluminum Molds

General Motors is developing new hard-facing approaches using titanium and titanium carbide as it bids to expand the use of low-cost tooling made from aluminum or plastic composites [..]

Automotive, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, North America , ,

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 ,

Printable Steel Powder Targets Molds, Tools

An improved additively manufactured steel suitable for use in injection molds may be on the way. NanoSteel, a producer of nanostructured steel materials based in Providence, Rhode Island, [..]

Additive manufacturing, Molds & Moldmaking ,

P&G Unit Unveils Dramatic Improvement in Mold Cooling

Procter & Gamble’s mold design and production subsidiary called Imflux received a patent this week on an evaporative cooling system using exotic fluids that dramatically cuts mold production [..]

Cooling/Heating, Molds & Moldmaking

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 ,

3D-Printed Lattice Tooling Boosts Productivity

Using a grant from the Walmart Foundation to boost competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, an Indiana academic research team has developed a new technology to aid in the design [..]

Additive manufacturing, Cooling/Heating, Injection Molding ,

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 , ,

Tiny Brush Is Produced in Highly Automated Cell

Engel and two partners will show an interesting display of cell integration at Plastec West that was first shown at K2016 last October. An all-plastic interdental brush developed [..]

Automation/Robots, Consumer Goods, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking , ,

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 , , , , ,