Category Archives: Elastomers

Innovation Eases Overmolding of Decorated Gun Stocks

Good news for recreational hunters: A new molding technology makes it substantially easier to mold soft grips on decorated hard-plastic stocks. Jim Ryan, president of Polymer Injection Molding [..]

Comolding, Design, Elastomers, Insert Molding, North America, Sports

Fluoroelastomer Solves GM Transmission Warranty Issue

An automotive industry game-changing material that processes like plastic but has the flexibility of an elastomer is now being broadly used for a sealing application in General Motors [..]

Automotive, Design, Elastomers, Injection Molding, North America, Polyamides , , , , ,

Plastic Gear Cuts Interior Noise in the Ford Focus

Ford is switching from a steel gear to injection molded plastic to reduce noise levels in a window motor. Noting that there are close to 30 small electric [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Elastomers, Europe, Injection Molding, North America, polypropylene , , , , , , ,

TOP 10 MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010: NO. 8

NO. 8: The Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV) of Aachen, Germany, and machine builder Wittmann Battenfeld showed a water-powered projectile injection technology (PIT) for producing smooth internal channels in [..]

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