Category Archives: Cooling/Heating

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 [..]

Additive manufacturing, Cooling/Heating, Molds & Moldmaking, Prototyping , , , ,

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, [..]

Cooling/Heating, Europe, Polycarbonate , ,

Another Apple Secret Revealed: Hot/Cool Mold Surfaces

A publicly funded European molding technology startup is beginning to hit big-time pay dirt. RocTool, which is based near Lyon in southeastern France, is announcing significant orders for [..]

Asia, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Cooling/Heating, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Injection Molding, North America , ,

‘Thin-Film’ Technique Boosts Part Finish, Cuts Energy Costs

German researchers want to commercialize a mold coating technology that they feel will improve surface finish of plastic parts and also reduce energy consumption. It’s a pretty simple [..]

Cooling/Heating, Molds & Moldmaking ,

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 , , , , , , , ,

Nypro Doubles Tool Capacity With ‘Cooling’ Robot

Nypro Puerto Rico is currently running a “cooling robot” to reduce production cycle times for a medical packaging jar. The technology innovation results effectively in a doubling of [..]

Cooling/Heating, Injection Molding, Medical , ,

New Mold Cooling Approach Eliminates Surface Blemishes

Applications are growing for an interesting process for improving the surface finish of cosmetic parts. Called BF Mold technology, the system replaces cooling channels with a space under [..]

Consumer Goods, Cooling/Heating, Europe, Injection Molding ,