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Engel clearmelt technology produces automotive cockpit of the future
Apr 4, 2012


Herbold PVC shrink label remover makes bottle recycling more efficient
Apr 4, 2012


DLC coated components allow molds to run grease-free Hasco is using a new type of coating called DLC (diamond-like coating) on its ejector pins and other components that slide in the mold. This new coating enables the components to operate...
Apr 3, 2012

Central or beside-the-press dryers: Which is right for you?

Damp resins are about as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle, making it hard to overstate the importance of a good resin drying system to the success of your plastics processing. Typically made up of the dryer itself and the drying hopper,...
Mar 2, 2012

Athena Automation: The return of Robert Schad

One of the most recognized and storied names in plastics is back.
Jan 30, 2012

Small part, big solution

An Ontario injection molder recently came this close to having an unnecessary, time-wasting manual operation in an auto part production line.
Jan 15, 2012

Making a good work cell better

Cashmere Molding needed to improve an existing production cell to meet a customer's demand for increased capacity and low price on a part for a powered facial cleaning device...and got what it wanted with some technology upgrades.
Jan 1, 2012

From coconut husks to car parts

It might be the most novel use of a coconut since Gilligan and the Professor transformed one into a radio. 
Nov 18, 2011

New cell streamlines foaming within injection molding

Inline foaming is a chore no more. A new fully automatic production cell from Arburg and sealing systems supplier Sonderhoff interlinks injection molding with seal foaming to save time and costs for producing parts like auto headlamp housing...
Nov 4, 2011

Accelerating production on brake pedal modules

While a lot of manufacturers were hunkering down during the depths of the Great Recession of 2009, injection molder KSR International decided it was time to invest to beef up its throughput of automotive brake pedal modules, electronic sensors,...
Oct 20, 2011

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