Category Archives: Cooling/Heating

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 , ,

Fakuma: RocTool, KM Will Show Film-Free Special Effects

RocTool and KraussMaffei will team up at the upcoming Fakuma trade show in Germany on a demonstration of interesting surface effects that can be created with a dynamically [..]

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IMFLUX Focuses on Aluminum For High-Volume Molds

IMFLUX, Procter & Gamble’s recently established mold design and manufacturing business, is expected to focus on tools made from aluminum alloys, which can be made with simplified cooling [..]

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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 ,

Moldmaking Startup Will Make A Splash At NPE2015

A moldmaking startup based in Windsor, Connecticut is growing rapidly from a zero start five years ago and plans a splash at NPE2015 with two mold demonstrations, one [..]

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12 Machinery Builders Now Offer MuCell-Ready Equipment

The DVD video bezel frame in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan uses a molding foaming process to achieve dimensional stability, reduce warpage, lower weight and cut costs. It’s [..]

ABS, Automotive, Blow molding, Cooling/Heating, Gas-Assist Injection Molding, Injection Molding, North America, Polycarbonate , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Engel Moves Into Mold-Based Control

Slight variations in processing conditions can affect molding quality and productivity. Engel is rolling out a system that replaces legacy water manifolds to monitor and adjust water flow [..]

Cooling/Heating, Europe, Injection Molding , ,

E-Mold Boosts Surface Quality in 2015 Ford Mondeo

The combination of a newly developed plastic compound and an innovative mold heating technology called e-mold is saving Ford $13 per vehicle on metallic appearance interior surface panels [..]

ABS, Automotive, Cooling/Heating, Design, Europe, Flow, Green, Injection Molding, North America, Polycarbonate , ,

3D Printing Takes Bigger Role at NPE2015

Look for 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing) to play a bigger role at next year’s National Plastics Exposition than it has in past NPEs. Most important will be [..]

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IKV Explores External Laser to Boost Surface Quality

Controlled temperature change during the injection cycle is an excellent way to improve mold surface quality or create functional micro features in a one-step process.  In an example, [..]

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