Tag Archives: Injection Molding

Blind-Spot Sensor Moves to Tail Lamp in F-150

Ford wanted to include its Blind Spot Information System or BLIS as part of several safety enhancements in the 2015 F-150 trucks, but needed some plastics engineering derring-do to [..]

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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. [..]

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Engel Moves Into Mold-Based Control

Slight variations in processing conditions can affect molding quality and productivity. Engel is rolling out a system that replaces legacy water manifolds to monitor and adjust water flow [..]

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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 , , ,

California Makes Odd Ruling On Energy Incentives

A recent decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will discourage purchases of all electric machines and tilt the market toward refurbishment of used machines, according to [..]

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Haitian: Four Big Trends That Will Affect Injection Molding

What does one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of injection molding machinery view as the leading trends in the field? Haitian International of Ningbo, China, gives its thoughts [..]

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US Molding Machinery Manufacturing Makes A Modest Comeback

In the early days of injection molding, say the 1950s through the early 1970s, the United States was largely self-sufficient in the supply of injection molding machinery. William [..]

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Baxter May Change the Equation For Small US Molders

Visit a high-tech molder anywhere in the world and you will see sophisticated robots in every work cell. That’s particularly true in the United States and Europe where [..]

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Mack Tweaks Tool, Process To Mold Recycled PVC Flooring

An interesting project at Mack Molding shows the challenges of using waste materials in sophisticated manufacturing processes. Mack, based in the environmentally conscious state of Vermont, is working [..]

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Wired Gets It Wrong On Injection Molding

Wired is a wannabee hipster magazine that likes to think of itself as the Rolling Stone of technology. What a joke. The magazine recently published a story headlined [..]

Injection Molding