Category Archives: Secondary Processes

Extraction Unit Allows Safe Molding of Teflon

Technical parts made from Teflon are often machined because the polymer begins to decompose into hazardous fluorocarbon gases above 662°F. German electronics equipment producer Rohde & Schwarz, however, [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automation/Robots, Electronics, Europe, Micro 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 , ,

IMD Boosts Appearance of Auto Panels

Leonhard Kurz of Fürth, Germany, is introducing several new ways to decorate molded plastic parts. In one example, overmolded composite parts are in-mold decorated, replacing expensive lacquering and [..]

Automotive, In-Mold Decorating, In-mold labeling (IML) ,

K2016: Engel Will Show New IMD Technique

The latest in efforts to replace painted interior automotive parts with in-mold decorating (IMD) will be shown in the Engel booth at K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany Oct. 19-26. [..]

In-Mold Decorating, Injection Molding, polypropylene ,

New Process Targets Improved Bonding of Hybrid Parts

Metal and plastic are said to bond together better in a newly developed turnkey, automated treatment process that will debut at Plasmatreat’s booth at  K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automation/Robots, Automotive, Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Joining, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material ,

Robots Aligned On Same Axis Expedite Door Panel Molding

Left and right door side panels are molded in a single shot by Arkal Automotive on a 1,600-metric ton injection molding machine from KraussMaffei at its Crock location [..]

Automation/Robots, Automotive, Europe, Injection Molding, polypropylene ,

Camaro SS Air/Oil Separator Targets Improved Acceleration Performance

The new Chevrolet LT1 Camaro SS is using an injection molded separator to keep liquid oil from travelling up filtered air systems into the vehicle’s intake systems during [..]

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

High-Value Cleanrooms Spur US Molding Growth

The hot action in American injection molding today is investment in new high-speed equipment in state-of-the-art cleanrooms for medical, and at times, electronics or other high-value molding operations. [..]

Injection Molding, Medical, North America, Secondary Processes ,

If You Set A World Record Will Anyone Notice?

Oddly under the radar at Chinaplas 2014 (Shanghai, April 23-26) was the demonstration by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag of a molding cell producing 190,000 bottle caps per hour in [..]

Asia, Design, Drying, Europe, HDPE, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Inspection Systems, Packaging , , , , ,

All-Rite Prospers With Focus on Metal/Plastics Assemblies

One interesting example of the make-over of American manufacturing is All-Rite Industries of Lake Zurich, Illinois, which has tripled in size in less than five years by providing [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Comolding, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Joining, North America, Polyamides , , ,