Molding Equipment

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

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

Robotics, Materials & Material Processing, Material Handling & Storage

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

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Molding Machine offers 7,000 rpm spindle speed.

September 18, 2015

Providing max feed speed of 40 m/min, Powermat 700 features Comfort Set operating concept. Settings can be made manually without tools, and optional machine space monitoring enables axes to be adjusted when machine is running. Smart touch function supports wireless connection between controls and tablet, while large front panel and LED lighting provide visibility, even when hood is closed. To minimize energy use, machine features optimized chip extraction and enlarged extraction hose diameter. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Materials & Material Processing

Tool Cart targets industrial plastic molding industry.

September 16, 2015

Designed as 4-layered shelving system with high side-walls and rubber-coated surfaces to keep tools/parts in place, IMS ResQ Cart facilitates access and storage of critical components needed to fix, plumb, set-up, or switch a run. Unit is equipped with 5 in. swivel/locking casters and sturdy work table with 350 lb capacity. Industry-specific features include hanging waterline hose mounts, guide bars to keep hoses organized, and removable metal tray insert to hold nozzle tips and re-facing tools. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Plasticizing System molds optical-grade polymers.

August 7, 2015

With Nordson Xaloy PC Molding System, injection molders of optical-grade polycarbonate, acrylic, and similar polymers can produce high-clarity parts. System delivers homogenous melt with minimum level of shear that can cause yellowness or discoloration. It also avoids polymer sticking points or dead spots where blemishes such as black specks can form. System comprises Pulsar® II mixing screw, barrel with X-800® inlay, valve for free-flowing melt delivery, and nickel-plated end cap. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Accumulator-Head Blow Molder produces small industrial parts.

July 27, 2015

Available in 2.5, 5, or 8 lb shot sizes, Mini Hercules® Blow Molder comes in single- or dual-head configuration with bottom or side discharge, 75 mm smooth extruder, and 2 auxiliary hydraulic valves. Spiral paths in diverter create first in, first out material flow and self-cleaning action as new material replaces old, enabling color change in <1 hr. XBM Navigator® PC-based control provides proportional hydraulics combined with closed-loop position control and 100-point parison programming. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

LSR Machine offers precision dispensing.

May 20, 2015

Replacing two previous systems, Fluid Automation F4-5 LSR Machine offers precise ratio control for mixing 2-component silicone and 2 additive color streams at .5 to 5% ratios. High-precision dosing system provides greater measurement resolution than previous models, resulting in material savings for end-user. Additionally, machine’s design includes proprietary Graco Control Architecture™ controls and reduced footprint for greater efficiency in floor space. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Screw Handler targets injection molders and extruders.

May 5, 2015

To promote process uptime, IMS Screw Hander is inserted onto hot screw, enabling maintenance workers to transport it for fixing, cleaning, or change outs. Handler's contact points are made from brass, which safeguards screws from marring, scratches, and dents typically seen when moving screw by other methods. Designed to fit screw sizes from 1 9/16 to 3 1/8 in., IMS Screw Handler is built with triangular aluminum body, heat protective handles, and quick adjusting knobs. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment

PET Preform Barrier Module features multi-layer capabilities.

April 29, 2015

Built on HyPET® HPP5 platform, PET preform barrier module offers manufacturers possibilities to explore PET as packaging material for products requiring enhanced barrier properties. Ability to produce multi-layer preforms with range of barrier content, even below 3%, maximizes flexibility and promotes freedom of design both across and within applications. Precision dosing and range adjustability ensures seasonal variations are considered with relation to shelf life of sensitive products. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Plasticizing Unit provides abrasion resistance.

April 15, 2015

Pairing X8000™ screw encapsulation with X800® barrel inlay, Plasticizing Unit Package provides abrasion resistance for heavily filled molding and extrusion compounds. Nickel-based alloy with high tungsten carbide content is applied to entire screw geometry in high-velocity oxy-fuel coating process. Alloy is then fused to parent metal of screw in 2-stop method that forms metallurgical bond. Also nickel-based alloy with tungsten carbide, inlay provides wear, abrasion, and corrosion resistance. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Multi-Clamp Blow Molding Machine delivers high-quality parts.

March 27, 2015

Built for medium-volume production of industrial, agricultural, and other forms of rigid packaging, In-Line Multi-Clamp Intermittent Reciprocating Blow Molding Machines produce medium/heavy wall parts at up to 600 pieces/hr. Models are available for both monolayer and coex (multi-layer) moldings, and machines are single parison for precise and repeatable moldings. Combination of single parison and parison programming promotes end-part quality. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Injection Molding Machines utilize gas-assist technology.

March 16, 2015

To help minimize cycle times, maximize production, and solve hot spot challenges, Gas-Assist Injection Molding (GAIM) technology leverages pressure and cooling attributes of liquid carbon dioxide to cool hollow-channel parts from inside. System is suited for manufacturing range of engineered plastic parts for automotive, medical, aerospace, electronics, appliance, and military applications. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

All-Electric 110 Ton Vertical IMM features 2-station rotary table.

February 10, 2015

In addition to its vertical toggle system that allows lowering of table height to 3.4 ft from ground (including leveling pads), MDVR110S7000 features table width that accommodates placement of molds up to 33.64 x 33.64 in. on platen. Table rotation speed is <1 sec, and ultra low-speed injection capability rate down to .01 mm/sec is possible. Dual independent injection profiles can be set for A and B halves, allowing molder to finish job without making mold repairs or adjustments. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Materials & Material Processing

Mold Tooling is designed for IP67 Mil Spec connectors.

November 11, 2014

Mold tooling for IP67 mil spec circular connectors includes Glenair Mighty Mouse series. Built to withstands harsh environments, injection molded solution for ruggedized lightweight connectors eliminates mechanical strain reliefs and heat shrink boots. Customers can also add logos, thumb pads, and features for connecting protective dust caps via threaded nut embedded into overmold. Capability of embedding PCB assemblies into overmolded connectors is also available. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Alloy Material enhances metal injection molded component quality.

June 6, 2014

Used for components produced via metal injection molding (MIM), Tribaloy®T-400® low-carbon, cobalt-chromium-molybdenum material serves applications requiring wear and corrosion resistance in temperatures reaching up to 800°C. MIM process helps alleviate design limitations by allowing creation of complete Tribaloy®T-400® component while avoiding machining difficulties as well as variability of thermal process. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Moldmaking Silicone exhibits versatile properties.

April 29, 2014

To accommodate applications requiring flowable or brushable moldmaking material, 2-component QM 132T has 10:1 mix ratio by weight and can obtain either thixotropic or flowable properties via 3 catalyst options. Tear-resistant silicone rubber, as flexible, translucent moldmaking material, works with polyester, polyurethane, and epoxy resins as casting materials and cures at room temperature. Work life is ~35 min before material doubles in viscosity, and demold time ranges from 12–16 hr. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

TPE Compounds target automotive manufacturers.

March 3, 2014

Based on styrenic TPE chemistry, Sarlink® Thermoplastic Elastomers exhibit strength and elasticity comparable to TPVs, but provide smoother part surfaces and equivalent or better long-term UV stability. Products come in variety of custom-matched colors and generally do not require pre-drying. Featuring service temperature up to 100°C, TPE-S compound types include: high-performance extrusion, general-purpose extrusion, high-performance injection molding, and general-purpose injection molding. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

COC Injection Molding Grade Resin has internal mold release.

January 24, 2014

Formulated to deliver balance of clarity, flow, and processability, TOPAS 5013L-10 cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resin is intended for injection molding of components for optical, diagnostic, and microfluidic markets. Heat deflection temperature is 127°C, light transmission is 91%, and melt viscosity permits production of ultrathin light guide plates for displays in mobile devices. Product also exhibits low birefringence and high molding accuracy (submicron detail replication). Read More