Tag Archives: Automotive

Engel ‘Coinmelt’ Process Produces Difficult Part

Engel will demonstrate a new application for its low-pressure injection molding process—called coinmelt– at a technology seminar near Detroit June 29. An Engel duo 16050/1650 WP US machine, [..]

Automotive, Injection compression , ,

Plastic Wheel: Is It In Your Car’s Future?

Plastic automotive wheel rims may be getting closer to prime time. And the payoff could be big in overall vehicle weight savings. BASF this month was awarded a [..]

Automotive, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Polyamides , ,

GM Targets SLS For Conformally Cooled Molds

General Motors is developing new mold making technology that reduces skill levels required to design optimum conformal cooling channels as well as improves cooling times. The technology is [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Molds & Moldmaking, South America , , ,

Molded-In Insert Captures Hydrocarbon Pollutants

Ford has patented an interesting method for capturing hydrocarbon (HC) pollutants from a car engine. In the newly developed Ford technology, an engine air intake duct includes a [..]

Automotive, Blow molding, North America , ,

Hyundai Innovates With Korean Polyamide Partner

A relatively new Korean producer of polyamide compounds is partnering with Hyundai Motor Co. to introduce new materials for automotive applications. One recent score is a new compound [..]

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Auto Demand, Lightweighting Fuel Plastics Expansions

The stock market and overall manufacturing economy are wobbly, but low oil prices, favorable interest rates and high employment  are driving strong demand for cars in North America. [..]

Additives, Automotive, Polyamides, Polyethylene terephthalate , , , , ,

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 [..]

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Unique Carbon Composite Wheel Is Standard on Racy Ford Model–A First

An Australian company called Carbon Revolution is leading the way in production of carbon fiber composite automotive wheels, using new, proprietary high glass-transition temperature epoxy resin and unique [..]

Australia, Automotive, Epoxy, North America, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , ,

DuPont Develops Unique PPA for Award-Winning Injector

A fuel injector used on Honda vehicles sold in Brazil to improve cold-start performance in ethanol-fueled vehicles won the most innovative use of plastics award in the powertrain [..]

Automotive, Engineering Thermoplastics, Insert Molding, North America, South America , , , , ,

Milacron Sales Dip, But Tier Ones Eye Big 4-Shot Units

Overall organic revenues are down about 2 percent at Milacron due to a weakening capital spending outlook in North America and China, but the company reports good progress [..]

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