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Athena Automation Set To Double Machine Shipments

Athena Automation, Bob Schad’s startup machine-building company based in Canada, expects to build and ship 30+ injection molding machines this year, about double the 16 that were sold [..]

Injection Molding, North America

The Ten Biggest Plastics Stories in 2014

The resurgence of plastics processing in the United States, as witnessed by strong growth in equipment sales relative to the rest of the world. U.S. molders are investing [..]

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Athena Builds Its First High-Speed 300-Ton Machine

Athena Automation, Robert Schad’s machine-building startup, is making steady progress. The company reports that it has built its first high-speed 300–ton machine. In keeping with Schad’s plan to [..]

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Schad Vs. Schad: Schad Wins

A U.S. Patent Office Trial Board has ruled for Athena Automation that a key section of a Husky patent on an injection molding machine clamping system is “unpatentable”. [..]

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Schad, de Zen Partner To Build Molding Machinery Plant

Two Canadian plastics tycoons with a common dislike of public ownership of companies are now partners in the construction of a new Systems Center for assembly and integration [..]

North America

Bob Schad Is Back With A Winning Machine Design

I recently wrote about a revival of injection molding machinery manufacturing in the United States. Now there is good news to report north of the border. Robert Schad, [..]

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