Category Archives: Molds & Moldmaking

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 , , , , ,

Mold-Masters Announces ‘SmartMold’

Mold-Masters has developed a product called SmartMold that is described on the Milacron Web site as “a small powerful PC fully integrated with sensors in the hot runner.” [..]

Molds & Moldmaking, North America , ,

Co-Injection Buoys Milacron In ‘Soft’ Economy

Pricing pressures are growing in the sale of plastics processing equipment, officials of Milacron said in a recent conference call. Weak pricing had a negative impact of 1.4 [..]

Hot runner systems, Injection Molding, North America, Packaging, polypropylene , , ,

GM Targets SLS For Conformally Cooled Molds

General Motors is developing new mold making technology that reduces skill levels required to design optimum conformal cooling channels as well as improves cooling times. The technology is [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Molds & Moldmaking, South America , , ,

Männer Invents Cycle-Cutting Approach For Large Parts

German toolmaker Otto Männer has invented a new energy- and time-saving approach to injection molding using a temperature-controlled baseplate. Inventor Hans-Peter Männer says parts can be cooled in [..]

Europe, Molds & Moldmaking ,

BMW Boosts Strength of CFRP Parts With Water-Assist: An Industry First

BMW is using a newly developed water assist system to improve the strength, cut fiber costs and reduce the weight of carbon composite parts at its Landshut, Germany [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Design, Europe, Green, Molds & Moldmaking, Resin Transfer Molding , ,

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 , , , , ,

Low Pressure Is Hot In Package Molding

Low pressure molding is gaining in importance as a way to improve productivity in the production of high-volume, thin-walled packaging. Procter & Gamble is developing low pressure injection [..]

Automation/Robotics, Compression, Design, Injection compression, Molds & Moldmaking, Packaging, polypropylene, Stack , , , , , ,