Category Archives: Secondary Processes

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 , , ,

LPKF Fights Patent Infringement On LDS Process

On July 8, the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany ordered Motorola Deutschland and Motorola Mobility USA to refrain from selling cell phones in Germany that infringe on LPKF’s [..]

Asia, Conductive Material, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Injection Molding, Laser Structuring, Micro Molding , ,

Functional Foils Replace ITO Lamination in Highly Automated Cell

One of the many interesting demonstrations at K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany next month will be a highly automated cell showing how indium tin oxide foils can be [..]

Acrylic, Automation/Robotics, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Europe, In-Mold Decorating, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Lamination , , ,

Egg Cartons: Molded Pulp Or Molded Polypropylene?

The big German trade shows usually open up one day (often Sundays) to boost traffic and allow consumers to cherry pick interesting items from demonstrations. So you might [..]

Consumer Goods, Design, Europe, In-Mold Decorating, Injection Molding, polypropylene, Two-Shot , ,

NPE2012: Melt-Cube Boosts IML for Syringes

European mold makers take a lot of pride in nifty technical demonstrations at the giant K Fair held every three years in Düsseldorf, Germany.  There will be at [..]

Design, Hot runner systems, In-Mold Decorating, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Medical, North America , , ,

3D Electronics Debut in Sensor Application; Lighting Is Next

Applications for the Laser Direct Structuring Process (LDS) are growing as major resin producers put muscle into the technology. In a new example, 2E mechatronic GmbH & Co. [..]

Conductive Material, Consumer Goods, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Industrial, Injection Molding, Laser Structuring , , , ,

LNP Develops Colorable Compound for Molded Electronic Devices

More materials’ companies are coming onboard with materials developed for the Laser Direct Structuring process. The result will be continued penetration of the technology into three-dimensional electronic components. [..]

Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Injection Molding, Laser Structuring, North America, Telecommunications , , ,

Film-to-Metal Laminates Eliminate Adhesives

Materials’ specialist Rogers Corp. is bonding PEEK film to metal foils in a heat lamination process that overcomes adhesive delamination problems. The reduction of VOCs also results in [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Engineering Thermoplastics, Lamination, North America, Oil Country , ,