Tag Archives: KraussMaffei

Molding System With Low-Tech Handling Targets Developing Countries

Netstal is offering an interesting new entry for medical markets in developing countries with low labor costs. It’s possible for a company to produce 16 million petri dishes [..]

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Lightweighting Will Be Major Theme At NPE

One of the major themes at NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida, next month will be technologies that enable lightweighting, particularly for transportation applications. In the large booths of the [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Glass-Reinforced Composites, Insert Molding, North America, Polycarbonate, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material , , , , , ,

Sumitomo Demag Eyes World Record in Biggest NPE Ever

More than 400 exhibitors at NPE2015 will have operating machinery, with the leading global manufacturers of injection molding equipment leading the pack. Milacron Inc., will have 24,600 sq.ft [..]

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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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12 Machinery Builders Now Offer MuCell-Ready Equipment

The DVD video bezel frame in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan uses a molding foaming process to achieve dimensional stability, reduce warpage, lower weight and cut costs. It’s [..]

ABS, Automotive, Blow molding, Cooling/Heating, Gas-Assist Injection Molding, Injection Molding, North America, Polycarbonate , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Obama Administration Supports Cheaper, Biobased Carbon Fiber

Developing cost-competitive biobased carbon fiber is emerging as one of the key projects of the Obama administration’s year-old Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative. The idea is a good one: [..]

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IKV Explores External Laser to Boost Surface Quality

Controlled temperature change during the injection cycle is an excellent way to improve mold surface quality or create functional micro features in a one-step process.  In an example, [..]

Cooling/Heating, Europe, Polycarbonate , ,

KraussMaffei Develops New Molding Technology For BMW’s i3

KraussMaffei, which took fourth place in the best of K for its work on the BMW i3, last Friday disclosed technical details about the project for the first [..]

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K2013: The Best of the Rest

Here are my remaining picks, six through 10, for the best new technologies I saw at K2013 held last month in Düsseldorf, Germany. –Doug Smock   6. Driven [..]

Automotive, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Cooling/Heating, Design, Electronics, Europe, Foam molding, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Resin Transfer Molding , , , , , , , ,

Best of K: BMW’s i3 Takes Plastics To New Places

Best of K2013: Number 4 The BMW i3 The BMW all-electric i3 car, which officially went on the market last Saturday, is a tour-de-force of plastics applications, including [..]

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