Molding Equipment

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

SCF Delivery System supports large molding applications.

April 18, 2016

Designed for foaming of large injection molding applications >2,500–12,500 g, MuCell® T-400 Series Super Critical Fluid Dosing and Delivery System is capable of delivering 50 g of nitrogen in 45 second cycle and is intended for molding machines with screw sizes greater than 90 mm. System produces gas on demand only, minimizing energy consumption and maximizing booster pump life. Equipped with 15 in. touchscreen GUI, system only requires shot size and percentage of SCF content for setup. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Apex Plastics Adds New Bekum H-155 Blow Molding Machine

April 1, 2016

Extrusion blow molding manufacturer adds machine, increasing capacity and efficiencies BROOKFIELD, Mo.,  -- Extrusion plastics blow molder, Apex Plastics, recently purchased and installed a new Bekum H-155 blow molding machine to its Brookfield, Missouri facility.  The machine gives Apex a third Bekum H-155 machine, all three added in the last four years.  Bekum's H-155 extrusion... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Woodland Plastics Boosts Low-Tonnage Thermoset Molding With New Machine

March 21, 2016

Woodland Plastics Corporation, a custom thermoset molder in Addison, Ill., recently installed a new 88-ton Arburg ALLROUNDER thermoset molding machine in February, 2016.  The new Arburg machine provides injection and injection-compression molding of thermoset materials, including phenolics and bulk molding compounds (BMCs).  By investing in the 88-ton thermoset molding machine, Woodland... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Services

ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. Announces New Proprietary Thixomolding Process

March 8, 2016

DELAND, FL., – ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. ("ARC" and the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ARCW), a leading global provider of advanced manufacturing and 3D printing solutions, today announced it has developed a new, proprietary Thixomolding process. The new methodology strategically leverages ARC’s industry leading expertise in magnesium injection molding and proven metallurgical knowledge to create... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Micro Injection Molding Machines include rotary table.

March 4, 2016

Rated at 3 and 5 tons, respectively, Models HC03VRE and HC05VRE are high-cycle, vertical micro molding machines with high-speed rotary table. Systems feature patented V-Line 2-stage plunger technology, which separates plasticization and injection processes for consistent measurement and injection of melt stream. Proprietary close/clamp system is capable of providing sub-second dry cycle speeds. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Elastomer Technologies, Inc. (ETI) Announces Business Expantion with Strategic Equipment Purchases

February 15, 2016

Growth Provides for New Equipment Investment  Corona, California – Elastomer Technologies, Inc. (http://www.etiroltec.com), a leader in molding of rubber and silicone products and precision die cutting for the healthcare, aerospace, and recreation industries is pleased to announce business growth and the addition of new liquid silicone injection... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Improve The Cooling Performance Of Your Molds

February 8, 2016

Need to figure out your mold-cooling energy requirements for the various polymers you run? What about sizing cooling circuits so they provide adequate cooling capacity? Learn the tricks of the trade here. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but only transferred from one place to another. If you think of an injection mold as a closed thermodynamic... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Absolute Machinery Plays a Role in Popular Movie, "Joy"

January 21, 2016

Absolute Machinery plays a role in popular movie, "Joy" Worcester, Massachusetts - In April 2015, director David O. Russell and the 20th Century Fox production crew for the recently released film "Joy" filmed in the Massachusetts area. The crew needed to reproduce an injection molding facility for actor Jennifer Lawrence and turned to the team at Absolute Machinery Corporation for... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Parkway Plastics Installs Two New Injection Molding Machines

December 18, 2015

Piscataway, New Jersey - Parkway Plastics INC. Parkway has purchased two new injection molding machines that will be installed at the manufacturer's Piscataway location by the end of 2015. Ned Rowan, VP of Sales says that the company removed one machine as part of the investment. The molding machine removed was one of their oldest (2001) and ran long and hard, "It was time for it to go".... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Automatic Stripping of Core-Molded EPDM Pipe Seals

December 10, 2015

Bartlett, Illinois – REP offers a simple and economical solution to a problem that is familiar to manufacturers of pipe seals.   The stripping process…often the stumbling block of the moulding process When performed manually, the stripping process is often very difficult and productivity is considerably impacted; when being performed automatically, the challenge is to do it quickly... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Micro-Molding Injection Molding Machine can reduce clamp tonnage.

November 27, 2015

Designed for repeatability and accurate plasticization, GL30-LP provides advanced injection for micro features with extremely tight tolerances. Machine can reduce its rated 30 ton clamp tonnage to 5% (1.5 tons) without loss of accuracy, and injection response time is 2–3 msec. For consistent measurement and injection of melt stream, V-Line 2-stage plunger system separates plasticization and injection processes. Other features include hybrid clamping mechanism and 4.5 cc barrel. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

How Online Quoting Compressed Time for Plastic Injection Molding

November 25, 2015

As recently as a couple of years ago, it took engineers days or even weeks to obtain a quote for a custom plastic injection molding project. Today, the quotation processing time has been compressed to just a matter of hours. Through the Internet and some very complex, innovative online quotation systems, the automation of the quotation process has revolutionized the plastic injection molding... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Crescent Industries Helps Customers Understand the Causes of Shrink and Warp in Plastic Injection Molding

November 13, 2015

In order to understand the causes of shrink and warp in custom plastic injection molding, it is essential to comprehend what shrinkage is. Shrinkage is a reduction in size of the molded part as it cools. All injection molded parts shrink, but they do this by different degrees. The amount of shrinkage needs to be accurately predicted. This can best be determined by part size and resin... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Improved Overmold Design For Bulgin Waterproof Connectors

November 5, 2015

ISC Engineering introduces a new line of injection overmold tooling for IP rated Bulgin connectors. Determined to stay ahead of the curve ISC offers new standards for IP rated connectors in anticipation of customers demand by introducing molded solutions for ruggedized light weight connectors which withstand harsh industrial environments for power and data signals. Our molded solutions have... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Flexible Resin creates parts with grip and elasticity.

October 19, 2015

Designed for use with monoFab ARM-10 3D printer, PRF35-ST Resin enables engineers, product designers, and educators to produce flexible parts such as grips, seals, gaskets, and buttons. Parts made with PRF35-ST resin can be used independently or in combination with more rigid parts created with PRH35-ST. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Auxiliary Injection Units support multi-material production.

October 6, 2015

Featuring all-electric, servomotor-driven design, E-Multi Units are suited for multi-material or multi-colored applications. Mold mounted E-Multi EM1 and EM2 are equipped with servo carriage and are designed for applications requiring sprue-break. E-Multi EM3 and EM4 models, capable of shots from 57–499 cc, can be outfitted with radial option that mounts to top of stationary platen. Included v1.34 software provides automatic carriage calibration, safety ramp control, and E-Radial control. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Considerations for Sourcing Injection Mold Tooling for Plastic Components

October 2, 2015

When it comes to injection mold building, strong engineering capabilities, technologies and journeymen tool makers provides options and solutions to customers to help mitigate the most difficult aspects of part and mold design.    It is critically important to work closely with your injection mold builder from the beginning of your project to maintain risk while helping keep the mold build... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Injection Molding Machine handles shot sizes from 1-15 cc.

September 29, 2015

Suited for clean room and medical applications, MICROLIM™ Liquid Silicone Injection Molding Machine provides shot to shot repeatability. Hybrid servo-pneumatic system features patented plunger design with center shutoff nozzle for accurate shot size control. Machine has maximum clamp force of 17 tons and platen size of 9 x 9 in. Equipped with removable injection head for quick cleaning and changeover, machine is optimized for short run applications. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Henkel Forms Partnership with LPMS USA to Broaden Customer Access to TECHNOMELT Low Pressure Molding Processes

September 28, 2015

In a move designed to offer customers greater access to low pressure molding solutions and its award-winning TECHNOMELT materials, Henkel Adhesive Technologies has formed a partnership with leading molding equipment manufacturer, LPMS USA. "Henkel's new relationship with LPMS USA is a very important development for our Americas-based customers," explains Art Ackerman, Henkel Global... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing, Robotics

Gap-Free Sprue Grippers handle thin, complex workpieces.

September 24, 2015

Suited for plastics processing and tooling machines, 10 mm dia 100 Series is available with standard, sensor-enabled, and fully elastomer-coated jaws. Design enables secure, gap-free gripping of workpieces ranging from flat and malleable parts and sprues as thin as 1 mm to those with material thickness up to 10 mm. Able to operate in environments with filtered and oiled or unoiled air, grippers feature bodies and jaws of anodized aluminum alloy and provide closing force of 22 N at 6 bar. Read More