Tag Archives: molds

Thermoplastics Break Out In 3D-Printed Autoclavable Tools

Additive Engineering Solutions of Akron Ohio has successfully printed autoclavable composite molding tools in 16 different thermoplastics using a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine from Cincinnati Inc. [..]

Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Engineering Thermoplastics, Molds & Moldmaking, North America, Polyphenylene sulfide , , ,

Korean Auxiliaries Target Automotive Foam Molding

Steam-assisted molding is taking on physical and chemical foaming as a preferred way to lightweight automotive components. The technology is already well established in Asia to make parts [..]

Asia, Automotive, Auxiliary Equipment, Electronics

GM Eyes Advanced Aluminum Molds

General Motors is developing new hard-facing approaches using titanium and titanium carbide as it bids to expand the use of low-cost tooling made from aluminum or plastic composites [..]

Automotive, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, North America , ,

Stratasys Shoots For Cheaper 3D-Printed Injection Molds

Stratasys has invented a new technology to make plastics molds using 3D printers and layers of thermoset UV absorbing plastics with different thermal profiles. One layer of the [..]

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Can Injection Molding Save Stratasys?

Stratasys, the global leader in additive manufacturing, this morning reported very disappointing quarterly financial results, reflecting the plunge in its MakerBot business, global economic weakness, and increased competitiveness [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Africa/MidEast, Design, Europe, Industrial, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, North America, Polyacetal , , , , ,

IMFLUX Focuses on Aluminum For High-Volume Molds

IMFLUX, Procter & Gamble’s recently established mold design and manufacturing business, is expected to focus on tools made from aluminum alloys, which can be made with simplified cooling [..]

Cooling/Heating, Molds & Moldmaking ,

The Collectors Will Love This Exhibit at NPE

M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp., which has earned its bona fides as a producer of molds for liquid silicone rubber (LSR), is raising its profile for making plastic [..]

HDPE, Molds & Moldmaking , , , , ,

High-Tech Diamond Chiseling Creates Sophisticated Optics

A novel processes called Diamond Micro Chiseling (DMC) has been developed in Germany to expand the spectrum of machinable geometries. It is creating more options for manufacturing mold [..]

Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking

New Mold Cooling Approach Eliminates Surface Blemishes

Applications are growing for an interesting process for improving the surface finish of cosmetic parts. Called BF Mold technology, the system replaces cooling channels with a space under [..]

Consumer Goods, Cooling/Heating, Europe, Injection Molding ,

Focus Grab Handle Made With Unique Four-Piece Cavity Slider

A unique tooling innovation reduces part complexity and cost of a liftgate grab handle in the 2012 Ford Focus. The backside of a 350 degree grab handle is [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, North America, polypropylene , , , , ,