Category Archives: Polyacetal

New Lincoln Seat System Relies On Molded Parts

Ford has applied for 83 patents on a new seat system that relies heavily on injection molded plastic components. The modular composite front-seat cushion pan is being used [..]

Automotive, Composites, Design, Injection Molding, North America, Polyacetal, Polyamides , , ,

Collaboration Impressive on Lincoln’s New Front Camera

Seven different engineering plastics from five producers are used in a complex camera deployment mechanism hidden behind the badge emblem in the 2016 Lincoln MKX. Ford has filed [..]

Automotive, Composites, Engineering Thermoplastics, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, North America, Polyacetal, Polyamides , , , , , , , , , , ,

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 , , , , ,

Ford Develops Rear Seat iPad Holder–Just For China

There’s a lot of hand-wringing in the media about the economic slowdown in China, but it remains a haven for conspicuous consumption. Ford, for example, has developed an iPad [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Injection Molding, Polyacetal, Polyamides , , , , , , ,

Insert Molding Plays Key Role In Apple Patent

Apple is studying the potential for use of insert injection molding to create smaller and more secure frames (also known as ground rings) for plug connectors used on [..]

Amorphous Metals, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Insert Molding, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America, Polyacetal , , ,

Winzeler Gear Merges Fashion With Precision Injection Molding

Injection molder John Winzeler feels that precision molded plastic gears are haute couture, and he established a fashion program in collaboration with students at the School of the [..]

Automotive, Industrial, Injection Molding, North America, Polyacetal , , ,

Two-Shot Molding Process Combines Polyacetal and TPE

Ford is reducing costs 25% and improving reliability in a window lift carrier plate in the new Ford escape with an innovative two-shot injection molding process with overhead [..]

Automotive, Design, Elastomers, North America, Polyacetal, Two-Shot , , ,

New SABIC Executive Discusses Bold Moves At NPE2012

It’s becoming increasingly clear that SABIC’s acquisition of the GE Plastics business five years ago for $11.6 billion was a positive development for the American plastics industry. At [..]

Africa/MidEast, Aircraft, Asia, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, North America, Polyacetal, Polyurethane foam

New DuPont Technology Boosts Molding Productivity

Interesting new molding technology is quietly being implemented by DuPont in Europe. A new electronic connector gasket from Dana integrates wiring harness, power connectors and Zytel nylon and [..]

Automotive, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Polyacetal, Polyamides, Two-Shot , , , , , ,

Rinspeed’s Newest Lightweight Wonder Eyes Series Partners

New concepts in lightweight car design are becoming primary features of German trade shows. And one of the leading players is Rinspeed, a niche Swiss automotive developer founded [..]

Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Green, Injection Molding, Polyacetal, Polyphenylene sulfide, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material ,